THE MIGHTY DOCS

The Mighty Docs Hockey Club Story

When the Mighty Docs Hockey Club formed in 1999, the primary aim was to let adults, who have had no or limited exposure to hockey,  experience and enjoy the game with friends and colleagues. From year to year the roster has always reflected a wide range of ages and both genders. In addition to weekly scrimmages during the regular season and bi-monthly ice times during the “off season” they have competed against other adult teams from the Twin Cities, Rice Lake and Rochester and sent 3 teams over 2 years to the Pond Hockey Championship series in Eagle River, WI. 

From the inception of the team the motto has been, “It’s More Than Just the Game” and this group has certainly committed to this mission. The causes supported by the Mighty Docs are diverse, including the local Altoona Youth Hockey Association where they have raised money by playing 5 charity games against the Minnesota NHL Alumni and sponsoring 4 Beer Festivals (over $45,000 donated). In addition the team sponsors a $500 scholarship every year for the AYHA to use to help young players develop and improve their skills at local camps and clinics. They also spent many hours over a summer renovating the lockers rooms at Altoona and typically have a strong showing for the annual spring rink teardown and fall set up. For the last two years they have played a role in supporting a year end tournament for a local player who died young and left a family in need.

Other causes supported by the team include the Huntington’s Disease Association and Habitat for Humanity. They also support the Eau Claire Youth Association by contributing to Blue Line Club events and the recent National Championship UW-Eau Claire Mens Hockey program by serving on the Center Ice Club board and taking an active role in fundraising support. 

But the biggest cause for the Mighty Docs is the fight against cancer by supporting the American Cancer Society. Even before one of the founding members was diagnosed with what turned out to be a fatal cancer, the Mighty Docs had a team on the Relay for Life. This is an ongoing and core effort for the team and last year the group raised over $12,000 for the ACS . Over the years the team has been recognized at the Gold, Bronze, and Platinum levels of funding. To date the Mighty Docs have raised over $120,000 for their charities and causes.

Truly, for a team celebrating a journey of 17 years of fun, development, and contribution; It is more than just the game!

 

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