Emma Martens. Courtesy photo
Evan Oro. Courtesy photo
Three players from the Los Alamos Hockey Association recently participated in the Rocky Mountain District Player Development Camp held May 7-11 at the Olympic Oval in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Margaret Doebling, Emma Martens, and Evan Oro were among those chosen from each age group in New Mexico to represent the state at the camp.
The camp provides boys and girls ages 14 thru 17 from around the Rocky Mountain District an opportunity to train with high level coaches. The District encompasses seven states: New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Idaho, Oklahoma and Texas. Approximately 3 percent of the players from the region are selected to advance to U.S. national camps this summer where they will compete for spots on the national U18 team.
In addition to on-ice practices and games, players attended seminars on hockey opportunities at prep schools and at the NCAA college level. The girls at the camp had a special opportunity to meet with Olympic Ice Hockey Silver Medalist and Harvard student-athlete Lynsey Fry.
Fry spoke about the power of perseverance and setting goals, describing the many setbacks she has encountered in her career and the importance of not losing sight of your goals in the face of disappointment.
The Los Alamos Hockey Association (LAHA) is dedicated to the promotion and encouragement of amateur hockey in and around Los Alamos. LAHA strives to develop character, integrity, teamwork and above all sportsmanship. LAHA provides hockey programs for boys and girls aged 4 to 19. For more information, visit lahockey.org.
Margaret Doebling. Courtesy photo