Letter To The Editor: LAHA Expresses Gratitude

By Los Alamos Hockey Association
Board of Directors
The Los Alamos Hockey Association held its first Hull Hockey Camp for Power Skating and Other Skating Techniques Nov. 22-24 at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink. 
We had 33 skaters participate in eight hours of this instruction by Kyle Hull and Gary TenEyck from Colorado Springs, https://hull-hockey.com/. It was a huge success, at least, by comments from the parents. 
Hull commended the Los Alamos players.
“Coach Gary and I gave the kids the biggest and most important compliment we have given out to anyone so far … at the end of the last session I called the kids in and I told them that they were the absolute BEST behaved group that we have worked with, Hull said. “The amount of respect they showed us was really something you guys should be proud of. This not only comes from the parents, but this is also massive compliment to you guys on the culture you set in the program. We were extremely impressed and thrilled with these kids. I hope you share this note with the parents and kids because they deserve it. You guys have done a mighty job in leading them.
We, the Board of Directors, wanted to keep the price low since it was in our own rink. Some of these camps run as much as $300 and our members must drive to Colorado and spend a lot of money. However, to cover all costs, it was so important that we had sponsors to help defray the extra costs. We have some of the best sponsors. 
We had a title sponsor in the Elks Service Club. They raised monies for us by holding two pasta dinners (one in September, picture in the Los Alamos Daily Post (link) where they donated all funds after taking out only the cost of the food, and will hold one during the 2nd Nuclear Shootout with NM Lobos and three other college teams, Jan. 10-12, 2020.) They were the title sponsor based upon their donations. However, we could not have met our objective without three other sponsors.
  • Title Sponsor – The Elks Club
  • Elite Sponsor – Century Bank & Trust
  • Elite Sponsor – New Mexico Bank & Trust
  • Standard Sponsor – Posada Dental Works
Thank you to our sponsors!
We want to thank the rink staff. Mike Lipiatt is the manager and doing a super job trying to keep the ice going for us. His staff are also doing a great job:
  • Brendan Tunning;
  • Jason Tomko;
  • Debbie Gonza;les
  • Iliana Mendez;
  • Emelina Cerrano;
  • Stacy Bussell;
  • Jairo Marquez; and
  • Alejandro Martinez.