By Mark Squibb | Vol. 12 No. 16 (August 5, 2019)
Oftentimes, it’s the work done off the ice that count as much as the work on the ice, and hockey on the Southern Shore would look a lot different without people like Tracey Coady working behind the scenes to make it all happen.
Coady, now in her third year as president of the Southern Shore Minor Hockey Association (SSMHA), was recently awarded the Hockey NL Brian Wakelin Executive of the Year Award.
“I was in shock. I wasn’t expecting it at all,” admitted Coady.
Having children who played minor hockey, Coady joined the association in 2010, and has been actively involved since. Her work involves managing ice time for different groups and organizations, meeting with representatives from other executives, and the day to day handling of the league.
Though not without its challenges, Coady said that it’s work she loves.
“I love to volunteer, love to be involved,” she told the Irish Loop Post.
And the proof is in the travel – Coady lives in Cape Broyle, a full half an hour drive from the stadium, where she is required on a usual basis.
She encourages others to get out and volunteer with the association, as helping hands never go astray.
Outside her involvement with the SSHA, Coady is involved in the Don Johnson Hockey League, the Interlocking House League, the Female U12 Metro League and the NL AAA Hockey League.