Nick Leach-Minnesota Warriors, Defenseman, #65
Playing for the Minnesota Warriors Green Team is defenseman and assistant captain Nick Leach. Nick spent 8 years as a Field Service Specialist with the Army Reserves.
Nick is entering his third season with the Minnesota Warriors and plays primarily on the Green Team in the C1 bracket of the Minneapolis AHA league. He started skating when he received his first pair of skates at the age of 2 and started playing hockey when he was 5. Nick has provided an offensive presence on the blue line and in the Green Teams first game this season he scored 2 goals.
Nick was asked what it meant to be a part of the Minnesota Warriors and he responded with, “Playing for the Warriors has been an amazing experience! An amazing group of guys that great to play with and a lot of fun to hang out with outside the rink. I great support system. The comradery amongst the guys not only from MN but from the guys I have met from across the country at the different events has been unbelievable.
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The Minnesota Warriors would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2017 Harley Davidson Dyna Street Bob Motorcycle raffle. The proceeds will go to help the MN Warriors Ice Hockey Program.
2018 USA Disabled Hockey National Champions Warrior A Division
From the moment the players walk through the doors of the arena they are part of the team. Part of something more. They are able to step away from daily life and play a game. Being part of this team means knowing they can depend on each other. There is a level of camaraderie that goes without parallel in civilian life. The Warriors hope is to help each one another and other Veterans get through the rough times with the bond that is built on and off the ice.
MN Warriors booth at the State Fair 2017. Military appreciation day
The Minnesota Warriors Hockey Program’s mission is to organize and administer an ice hockey program that provides a recreational, therapeutic experience and education to its participants.
The MN Warriors Ice Hockey Program has been organized to operate exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, for wounded, injured, or otherwise disabled veterans of the United States Military, in conjunction with the USA Disabled Hockey Program.
The program educates, trains, motivates, and encourages individuals who have physical disabilities incurred during service to the United States to participate in the sport of ice hockey in an environment that is adapted to the level of ability of the participating athletes. It is designed to integrate people with disabilities with people without disabilities in order to promote awareness of challenges and to encourage team building.
The program uses the game of hockey to assist individuals with disabilities in developing self confidence, adjusting to their new lifestyle, rehabilitation, self-reliance, concentration, and to assist in helping participants back into mainstream lifestyles they were accustomed to prior to their disability, that will help the individual be more successful both within and outside a hockey environment.