Tuesday, November 16 2010
As hockey people we are not only committed to developing our US players/teams, but also the world of hockey in general. Touring sides are critical to the lifeblood of the sport's development. As a result, in 2008 we made a commitment to create our Zag Pioneers program which takes our US teams to countries that have never been visited by USA high schools or colleges. In 2009, Skidmore College embarked on a special journey to Beijing where they experienced hockey and culture in a unique and fantastic way. In 2010, St. Lawrence College journeyed to Brazil where they experienced a vibrant culture, scenic beauty, and athletic, yet developing hockey. In 2011, our pioneers program will take us to Portugal and beyond with one of our D1 traveling teams. For those interested in our pioneers program, consider our upcoming Zag Pioneer program to Fiji, Venezuala, or get creative and suggest a destination where we can make a difference!