Thunder Youth Hockey coaches earn certification

On Sunday, Nov. 12, coaches from the Thunder Youth Hockey Association attended the Coaches Education Program (CEP) for USA Hockey, held at the Compton Family Ice Arena on the University of Notre Dame campus. Hockey parents Amber and Matt Franzdorf of Angola, Carl Pontecorvo of Angola, Danielle Teachout of Fremont, Dan Bacon of Angola and Doug McGregor of Angola, along with Angola Police Department officer Mike Wood and 2016 Trine University alumnus Sam Ginsburg of Angola, earned CEP 1 certification, which is required to coach youth hockey with USA Hockey. Amy Alt, a certified CEP trainer and youth hockey program director at Trine University, gave presentations on positive mindset and safety, and coached on-ice powerskating training sessions.