Skater of the Month
NHI DO - SKATER OF THE MONTH
Congratulations to our AUFEIS Hockey Skater of the Month, Nhi Do! Nhi Do passed the US Figure Skating Senior Freestyle Test on February 28, 2018 to become a US Figure Skating Double Gold Medalist. This is the highest honor a figure skater can earn from US Figure Skating, qualifying her for Championship Level events. Nhi began her journey more than 10 years ago in the Learn to Skate program at what was then the Westminster Ice Palace. Along the way, Nhi has qualified for 2 National Championships, won 2 Sectional Medals, and 7 Regional Medals, 3 of them Gold! An Honor Student Senior at Pacifica High School in Garden Grove, Nhi continues to balance training before and after school at Westminster Ice with preparing to attend University. She is an inspiration to the young skaters with her amazing work habits! Nhi is coached by World and Olympic Team Coach Doug Chapman and World Champion, Olympic Silver Medalist Dianne DeLeeuw. Congratulations and keep up the good work Nhi!
Youth Player of the Month
WILLIAM - YOUTH PLAYER OF THE MONTH
Congratulations to our Violent Gentlemen Youth Player of the Month at The Rinks – Westminster ICE, William! William is 12 years old and in the 6th grade. His love of hockey began at age 5 when he was given his first plastic hockey set. He’s played many different sports before making the decision that hockey was his favorite, and now he’s all in! William started off playing roller hockey, and he is currently playing both roller and ice. His ice adventure started with a few public sessions, to joining Little Ducks, Hockey Initiation, and is now playing on a Select team! William comes out to the Hockey Initiations on the weekends to volunteer helping with new skaters, and has been a tremendous help on and off the ice. He is very avid about spending as much time practicing as possible, and comes out to regular stick times as well with coach Tyler. His Favorite teams are the Ducks and the Capitals. His favorite player is Alex Ovechkin. Congratulations, William! Thanks for all you do on and off the ice! Keep up the hard work!
Adult Player of the Month
SHONN ROJAS - PLAYER OF THE MONTH
Congratulations to our Violent Gentlemen Player of the Month, Shonn Rojas! Shonn has been playing in the Rookie division at The Rinks – Westminster for a few seasons now. Coming from the dirt biking world, he was drawn to the great adrenaline rush of playing ice hockey. He got hooked after joining the Adult Learn To Play program, and hasn’t looked back since. Shonn is constantly one of the hardest working players on the ice and makes sure his teammates are involved. When he is not on the ice, he is cheering on the Anaheim Ducks and working on his slap shot with his two-year-old son. Shonn also likes to enjoy the great outdoors with his family and occasionally go camping or off-roading. Congratulations Shonn on being the Westminster ICE Player of the Month!