Mentors are such an integral part of the Ice Dogs hockey team that we wouldn’t be a team without them.

Mentors encourage, skate and complete drills with the athletes.

Mentors receive SSL hours (Student Service Learning hours) otherwise known as Community Service Hours for their time spent working with the Ice Dogs. Hour reports are generated quarterly for your convenience. Contact us to be put on the weekly mentor distribution list which keeps you informed about practices.

In the past, Ice Dogs Coach Tony Kling has conducted several mentor meetings to inform and help mentors with any on-ice challenges. Here are a few highlights:

  1. As mentors, you are helping the Ice Dogs athletes develop in life, in school as well as on the ice. Ice time carries over to other arenas.
  2. The athletes look up to you and follow your example so please keep in mind the coaches directions throughout practice.
  3. Positive feedback/encouragement is key and so important for our athletes.
  4. Coaches will roam around during drill time and take time out with each athlete.
  5. We are here to have fun!
  6. When the athletes earn a scrimmage at the end of practice, mentors will stand on the perimeter of the ice, encouraging the athletes.
  7. This is not free skate ice time – it’s for the athletes.
  8. Take water breaks with the athletes when needed.
  9. Coaches and parents are here to help support you. If you have questions, ask us.
  10. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, for your support, time, energy, and passion.