When Jeff Brown and Pete Wilson aren’t coaching their “Mites” team with the Omaha Hockey Club, they head out to Lake Zorinsky, Carter Lake or Whitehawk Lake for a little pond hockey with some of the kids. “We can’t really take credit for the idea,” said Brown, but the winter months have provided some opportunities for the team members, their families and friends to take over a pond after passing the word out to the parents. “Some of the dads get together to clear the ice, and the parents just sort of bring their kids by all day,” added Brown. So the next time you see some guys cleaning off an icy pond, you can be sure a team of boys carrying skates and sticks is about to follow!
Left to right: Coach Pete Wilson and his son, Reese, Jeff Brown and Owen Bogacz