Patrick Farabaugh

Merrillville, Indiana
Founder Founder
MGHA Member MGHA Member
Recruiting Recruiting

Player Bio

The MGHA is my family.

I grew up in the 80s in a small suburb tucked inside a red state (Indiana). This was just before the internet was a thing, so I didn't have a way to know other LGBTQ people existed. I was terrified of being gay. I knew it wasn’t OK there. I knew my family wasn’t ready to embrace having a gay son/brother/grandchild, so I ran away.

If queer youth don’t get the support they need, they often isolate themselves. They also can have a hard time feeling like they belong somewhere. That was me. I did both. I spent almost 10 years on my own, nomadically searching 7 different states for a safe space and a family of peers.

In 2002, almost by accident, I stumbled across the New York City Gay Hockey Association. I signed up immediately because I needed a community. I knew nothing about ice hockey, but was assured by the organization that it didn’t matter.

Knowing firsthand what a profound effect the New York league had on me, when I arrived in Madison I wanted to pass this kind of support on to anyone else who might be looking for it. I went to work creating the Madison Gay Hockey Association. I'm proud to say the MGHA has done that, and more, in ways I couldn’t have imagined. If you are reading this, I look forward to welcoming you to our family.

Madison Gay Hockey Association

SeasonTeamGoalsAssistsPenalty MinutesP
2021-2022The Harvey Milks0100
2019-2020The Shrek Republic5200
2017-2018Raisin Trouble7175
2016-2017The Unforgivables111.51
2015-2016Dark Skies401.51
2014-2015Queens of Heart671.51
2013-2014The Team Formerly Known as Purple Reign514.53
2011-2012The Baked Lays1132
2009-2010The Flying Monkeys of Doom4664
2007-2008Gang Green
2006-20072006-2007 Grey

MGHA Classic Tournament

SeasonTeamGoalsAssistsPenalty MinutesP
20182018 Light Blue – Competitive021.51
20172017 Royal Blue – Competitive0000
20162016 Maroon – Competitive