Maurice has had the privilege of being a Trainer for competitive hockey teams at the A, AA, and AAA levels. He did his Respect in Sport and Safety Program qualifications through Hockey Canada's Hockey University. Maurice has taken First Aid, CPR, AED courses and obtained HCSP Trainer Levels 1, 2, and 3. Some years ago, Maurice also acquired his Coach Level 2 certification.
Maurice has enjoyed playing hockey and being around hockey since a young boy in Quill Lake, Saskatchewan. In his adult years he has played hockey and done some coaching. Through the years, he has found his hockey involvements to be a stress reliever and a way of giving back in the community.
In addition to his past public service as a long-term Member of Parliament, among other roles, Maurice has also served in the health care field, as a pastor, and a short time as a college teacher. Over the years, he has had the pleasure of serving alongside First Nations and aboriginal people. Maurice finds it satisfying to serve the physical and equipment needs of the hockey boys, so they can give their best on the ice at this very competitive level.
Maurice is a father of 4, one being a well-loved special needs boy born on his birthday. Maurice and Mary, his wife of 41 years, also have 12 grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces, and he likes being around high schoolers and college-age youth. Maurice loves learning and has earned 2 undergrad degrees and a Master's degree in the province, as well as completing a Doctor of Ministry program at Trinity International University in the greater Chicago area. He may begin law studies next year. He hopes to pass on a love of continued learning to his young proteges.
Since substituting as a Trainer in some Beardy's games last season, Maurice has developed a rapport with team members. He likes getting acquainted with parents of the players also. Maurice invites parents of players to phone/text him or email him with any health or physical issues concerning their son, and copy him on injury related updates.
"Working together Towards Youth Development" is the Team's Slogan and there is no better place to see a blending of culture working together. The Beardy's Midget AAA Blackhawks are made up of Native, Metis and Non-Native Players who show that cultures can blend together to achieve a Common Goal!
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