Our Heat365 Member of the Month for September is Rick Pelascki, a supporter of Stockton hockey since day one of the Thunder, a passion he’s carried through to the Stockton Heat!
Rick is a true ambassador of our sport, not only bringing plenty of new faces to games, but also introducing a new generation to the sport! He serves as the President of the Stockton Colts organization at Oak Park Ice Arena, the travel hockey program in Stockton, and has been contributing to the growth of youth hockey in the area for years, always looking for new ways to get involved and help people find their love for hockey.
We saw his hard work play out in front of our eyes this past season, when not one, not two but three youth teams from Oak Park Ice Arena take to the Stockton Heat ice during intermissions! Through Oak Park’s “Try Hockey Free” program, many youngesters have had the opportunity to give hockey a shot and many have gone on to play on the various Stockton Colts teams. Rick has helped nurture a love of the sport in both young and old, and that is why he’s truly a great ambassador to our sport.
You can find Rick in Section 113, often bringing another new face out to enjoy the Stockton Heat!