In Part 2, we examined how one former Boston collegiate standout found greener hockey pastures for his family in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. In Part 3, we discover that, far from the skyscrapers of Boston, one Massachusetts town is going grassroots to fuel youth hockey passion and finding success on and off the ice.
Out in Gardner, Mass., there is a faint beacon of light. The North Central Mass. Youth Hockey Association has built a community-based program called The Sting that appears to be thriving. NCMYHA vice president Jason Pelavin is making hockey affordable and fun for a group that numbers 250 and counting.