“Experience(s) of a Lifetime”
WELCOME TO OUR HOCKEY HOME
In the summer of 1987, we co-founded Northwestern Hockey Sports Camp. The first and foremost goal of our hockey development program was to create a program that was reflective of the developmental needs of growing players and more importantly to ensure that the program we delivered was an “Experience of a Lifetime” for all our players and their family members.
Hockey has always been a passion for our family and one we love to share with others. As the years have passed and our multitude of hockey experiences having evolved. My wife Sarah and I believed it was time to build a reflective, technical and tactical center of our hockey experiences. With an additional goal to honor those who have touched our lives and made it better.
Back in college, we were taught in our faculty that the anticipation and experience is always secondary to the reflection of our experiences. This premise now rings loudly after 45 years of playing, coaching and working with those who share similar goals.
At the bottom of the page is a small gallery of difference makers that have enriched our lives and whose stories need to be told and their contributions noted.
Rich Demarais a hard-nosed, team first player from Oklahoma, who upon junior hockey graduation enlisted to become a member of the US Army's 82nd Airborne.
The quiet relentlessness of Jeremy Langlois who grew from an Arizona roller hockey player to become the first ever player from Arizona to play for a NCAA title in 2013 as a member of Quinnipiac
In 1993 introducing the most determined person one could ever meet, Jonathan Toews, to hockey at our Northwestern Hockey Sports Camp and being amazed at a young man who never forgets where he came from, what his family stands for and what his responsibilities are on a daily basis as Captain of the Chicago Blackhawks.
Having an opportunity to deliver the ADM to 100 Pee Wee's and being reminded that being with friends is really why these young players love to play.
Working with a young man from Prescott, AZ, who would badger his parents daily to move to Phoenix so he could play hockey. His parents obliging and they watched their son, Curtis Kelner grow from a house league level player to a Memorial Cup Champion with the Spokane Chiefs in 2008. Ironically, in a city I once played also in Junior.
Sharing a memorable RING moment at Tyler Ramsey's wedding with Tyler and 2003 National Championship Team Captain Nick Karastamatis. Rammer's life was forever changed when he moved to Phoenix to play hockey from Dominion City, Manitoba. Rammer went on to win three National Medals, 7 Jr. A Cups as a player/Coach, met his wife Megan Miller, now expecting their second daughter in April 2013, went to college and is now a Phoenix Fireman.
In 2003 experiencing the true synergy of working with 25 players and win a National Championship with special friends Glenn Miller, Blaine Boyle, Jarrod Olson, Tyler Ramsey, Jim Livanavage, John Johnson and Pastor Dan Cormie with a perfect and USA Hockey record 47-0-0. A record that can never be beaten, only shared.
A few weeks ago admiring Amarillo Bulls player Tyler Rostenkowski (United States Air force Commit) as he introduced the great game of hockey to a young physically handicapped boy and remembering that this game brings real smiles and real tears.
This season having the opportunity of working with Dennis Williams, one of the brightest hockey minds I have ever met and being personally re-energized by his passionate love of family, life and hockey.
Attending a once in a lifetime U2 concert in Hawaii with my beautiful wife Sarah as the guests of some great hockey friends and remembering that the reason we love this game, has always been the people we share it with and the memories we cherish.
Harry & Sarah Mahood
On March 25th, 2013, we lost a friend and mentor Wayne Fleming. Please enjoy the Memorial my former teammate Stu Grimson wrote to honor Wayne.
"Success is adding more value to other's lives, than your own."
"Right in that area in there." RIP Wayne “Flemmer” Fleming