Mark Nessel

Madison, WI
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I am a USA Hockey Level 2 certified coach. I have coached youth hockey for years for my kids' program - West Madison Polar Caps
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Player Bio

On the occasion of completing my 13th MGHA season and my 50th year of playing ice hockey I've decided to rewrite my bio (for the fourth or fifth time).
Some things that were different about ice hockey when I started playing at the age of 4 (in 1970).
There were no public indoor rinks, I learned to skate in city parks that flooded their basketball courts during winter. My youth league played on Northwestern University's outdoor stadium rink.
We didn't wear cages, they hadn't been invented yet (they came along by the time I was 8 and were mandatory not long after that).
Skate blades were attached to the boot via two metal posts.
Hockey socks had stirrups.
All hockey was full check, even for four year olds.
Sticks were all made out of wood and mostly had straight blades.
There was no Velcro.
Most importantly, ice hockey as a vehicle for empowerment wasn't a thing. At least not that I ever was aware of until I got here.
That's the genius of the MGHA. The hockey is great, and it's also sort of beside the point.
I'm thrilled to be playing here.

Madison Gay Hockey Association

SeasonTeamGoalsAssistsPenalty MinutesP
2023-2024Red Hot Chilly Puckers1000
2022-2023Queer Lime Pie1000
2021-2022End of the Rainbow3100
2019-2020Sacre Bleu!1200
2018-2019Maroony Tunes0200
2016-2017Lean Mean Pink Machines021.51
2015-2016Agent Orange1200
2013-2014Green Gay Puckers121.51
2012-2013Dark Knights0200
2011-2012The Violet Offenders024.53
2010-2011Tangled Up In Blue2100
2009-2010The Blue Bombers3600
2008-20092008-2009 Yellow

MGHA Classic Tournament

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