Pioneers Hockey & Mat-Su Hockey have joined forces to field a 12U B team this year. The team will be hosted by the Mat-Su Eagles, and head coached by Pioneers coach, Chris Horacek.
Due to low numbers in this age division for both organizations this year, it was apparent that something had to be done. Neither organization had enough players to field their own team, and so we did what was right for the kids. - Put them together and let them play hockey!
We had recognized that our numbers were low earlier this season, but were unable to make anything happen in the way of a joint effort with the other associations. We were approached by members from Mat-Su Hockey and asked if we would like to try and work together to field a 12U B team, something I felt strongly we needed to do for our kids.
Not having a team to coach myself, I volunteered to assist in any way necessary to help make this a reality. I was excited to take the head coach position and also represent Pioneer Hockey, and our players that will be participating in this joint effort.
I'm looking forward to a fun year on the ice!