The Toledo Blade’s Mark Monroe reports that numerous Northwestern Ohio-area pro players, both past and present, are lending a hand and giving back to their hockey community through summer hockey camps:
Former Toledo Storm forward Nick Parillo has continued his passion for the game by establishing a local program called Hockey Player Development.
Current Toledo Walleye forwards Alden Hirschfeld and A.J. Jenks work in the offseason with Parillo at HPD, which is based at Tam-O-Shanter in Sylvania.
“I wanted to stay with the game when I was done playing and give back,” said Parillo, who retired in 2007. “Being at the rink for 30 years, it was a comforting thing for me. It’s been very rewarding.”
Hirschfeld, a Sylvania native and Northview graduate, said he attended similar camps at Tam-O-Shanter when he was growing up.
“It’s fun. This is where I learned to play hockey starting when I was 3,” Hirschfeld said. “This is where my family is from. To be able to come out here and help teach the young kids and watch them grow and develop from year to year is pretty awesome.”