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Coach Shawna received an award through USA Hockey

Congratulations to Coach Shawna! She was honored in January at the USA Hockey Board of Directors Meeting for her work with the US Women's Sled Hockey Team. She received the President's Award.

From Pediatric Cancer Patient to Advocate (and More)
by in the Loop

Hanna Hughes was a "super active" teenager and played soccer for Rochester Lourdes High School when she started having hip pain. At first, doctors suspected a pulled muscle and recommended physical therapy. But the pain persisted, and an MRI revealed the reason: Hanna had a tumor in her hip. A grapefruit-sized tumor.

She was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, or bone cancer. Chemotherapy, unfortunately, failed to shrink the tumor. So doctors at Mayo Clinic gave Hanna a choice. "They could remove the tumor, but the margins wouldn't be clean," she tells us. That meant that some cancer cells would be left behind — a troubling prospect since chemotherapy had no effect on the tumor. Hanna chose a more aggressive treatment option. She had her right leg, hip and pelvis removed. "It was definitely hard going through that," she says. But today, she's six years cancer free and has no doubt she made the right choice.

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Norway Trip Update: Below are photos and an article from our trip on October 18-23rd.

Women’s ice sledge hockey players impress, Article written by Kim McGreal

The Women’s World Ice Sledge Hockey Festival came to a close with plans to keep developing. For four days, Skien fritidspark in Norway was the home to some of the best women’s ice sledge hockey players in the world. Three teams - USA, Canada and Europe – came together for the Women’s World Ice Sledge Hockey Festival, and to showcase their sport to the rest of the world over a series of six games. 

Read more about the trip to Skien, Norway.


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