Sincere thank you from Newbridge Academy
To the Members of the Prep School Hockey Federation,
I write to you today to send my sincere gratitude for attending our inaugural PSHF event despite the weather obstacles every team faced this weekend. The commitment our coaching staff and teaching staff made leading up to the event was remarkable. I hope you enjoyed the event and a brief trip and hope to see you return in the future.
Being copied on the email thread leading up to the tournament gave me a glimpse of the communication between all of the coaches. I could not help but feel grateful to be associated with a group professionals who sacrificed so much to create a positive experience for the collective student-athletes. Your efforts did not go unnoticed and we want to thank all of you.
The unity displayed, not just at Newbridge Academy, but as a network of distinguished academic institutions was truly outstanding. Competition is a natural part of our student-athlete experience but secondary to that is the personal character attributes we try to instil in every player. The resolve, commitment, and understanding all of you showed in light of the weather gave me a sense of pride to be associated with professionals that worked so hard to demonstrate these essential characteristics to our student-athletes.
I hope you enjoyed the weekend and we look forward to an ongoing positive relationship for many years. It was an excellent weekend of competition and wonderful display of teamwork demonstrated by all coaches, players, and tournament staff.