Last fall, Oyen Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) held an Online Fundraising Auction to raise funds to cover operating expenses.
Mel Davidson approached the association with an offer to donate coaching and training sessions instructed by herself in person and via a series of zoom meetings.
Her donated item generated over $2,000 for OMHA in the fundraiser.
Over the past three weeks, OMHA coaches, parents, board members and players have been taking part in these sessions.
Her sessions were offered via Zoom as well as a two-part, in person session aimed towards developing coaching skills.
She also addressed the parents of all OMHA regarding growth and development of hockey players.
Another session was geared towards our executive and paths to take towards running a successful association.
Her coach training sessions covered many aspects of the sport of hockey and coaching strategies.
With her background in coaching female hockey, this lead to hosting two sessions pertaining to the female hockey pathway.
One displayed the many opportunities available in female hockey, as well as the positives to keeping an active female program in minor hockey associations.
The Canadian Female Olympic Hockey team played for gold, ultimately winning 3 to 2 against the United States on Feb. 16.
OMHA’s final session on Feb. 15 was geared towards building excitement for the Gold Medal game as well as a few draws including two hockey jerseys and many posters of Canadian Women Hockey players of the present and past donated by Davidson.
Alice Tessier and Macy Lyster won the jerseys.
“Mel comes with decades of experience in the sport of hockey. We are all so very blessed to have been given such a fantastic opportunity to invest in our players, coaches and parents of OMHA,” stated OMHA in an online post.