To help the Family Centre in Lethbridge celebrate #YQLDads, we will be sharing stories all week about some awesome Ringette dads in Lethbridge! Today's post is about Guy, dad to Jessica and Luke!
Guy Turgeon grew up as a Northern Ontario hockey boy. He spent countless hours as hockey player and referee all the way to Junior B. Even Guys father was a hockey coach and president of their local Minor Hockey Board. In more recent years Guy has been a hockey coach, a member of the Taber Minor Hockey Board, and runs a Wednesday night hockey goalie clinic.
Guy was introduced to ringette for the first time this past September. His daughter, Jessica, played hockey until she was invited to try ringette. Guy and Jessica were hooked. They both value the emphasis on sportsmanship and teamwork as well as thoroughly enjoying the skill and speed of the game. Guy has quickly immersed himself into the ringette family finding multiple opportunities to participate and support Lethbridge ringette. Guy has enthusiastically participated in Lethbridge Ringette Association fund raising activities (note the Christmas Bingo outfit).
On the ice Guy has volunteered to pass on his goal tending knowledge and
experience to our ringette goalies. He is currently in the process of
developing a Ringette Goalie Camp for Family Week. Guys son Luke, a
hockey goal tender for the Taber Oil Kings, has also stepped up to play
goal tender for the U12 Ringette team, who were without a dedicated
goalie. Luke and the Lunichix went on to win gold at the 2016 Golden
Ring Tournament in Calgary.
Whenever he can, Guy plays ringette shiny. He describes ringette shiny
as a challenging and fun way to get exercise, learn about the
intricacies of the sport, and enjoy time with great people. He is happy
to spread the word about the virtues of ringette and the positive
relationships of the players, coaches, volunteers and families of the
Lethbridge Ringette Association.
Guy continues to look for opportunities to not only to support his
daughters team but to contribute to the success of the sport of Ringette