Open Day Camp Cost $50.00 to Register Click on 6/28/14 Below
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All camps will take place at the home of the Maple Grove Energy
Maple Grove Community Center
Maple Grove Energy head coach Don Babineau has resigned from coaching at the junior level tier3. At 36 years of age, many wonder why he would step away now and would it be forever? Will he come back at some point? Many questions have to be answered, so we sat down to talk with the former coach to see what’s on his mind. Here is the interview:
J. Huffman- Let’s dive right into it…Why did you decide to leave?
Don Babineau- It wasn’t just one thing. It was many different things that caused me to step back. I have been in the MNJHL for half my life (18 years both as coach and player) and thought it was time to step away and be with my family. In my house it’s Family first, then school, then hockey.
J. Huffman- How hard was the decision to leave?
Babineau- My family and I talked about it for a long time and came to the conclusion together to leave. I want to see my kids do things and become adults. My daughter is almost 16 and Blake is already 19.
J. Huffman- So are you leaving the doors open to return?
Babineau- I might coach again one day. It won’t be in the MNJHL. Maybe as a high school coach somewhere, or a bantam program somewhere in Minnesota. It would have to be a full time gig, really. Nothing with tier 3 junior hockey.
J. Huffman- What would you like to say going away?
Babineau- This might have been the hardest decision I have ever had to make. I would like to thank all the fans and all the great kids I have coached over the past two years. I would like to thank the Energy for having the confidence to let me take over and let me coach this team.
Energy-We would like to thank Coach Babineau for his time and wish him well in his future endeavors. He has turned things around for us and made the Energy a serious contender. We will continue to build on the foundation that has been laid down by Coach Babineau.
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