On Saturday, the Gary/Morgan Park Hockey Association will dedicate the newly renovated mite rink in honor of long-term board member and current association president Darrell Eckenberg.
Eckenberg has been a Gary/Morgan Park Hockey Association board member for 37 years, with the past 28 years serving as the president of the association. He also serves as a board member of the Duluth Amateur Hockey Association.
Eckenberg’s devotion to the Duluth hockey community is a testament of his passion and love of the game.
“Darrell’s dedication to the Gary/Morgan Park Hockey Association has provided numerous children the opportunity to experience the game of hockey,” said Gary/Morgan Park Hockey Association Vice President Bryan Bjonskaas. “His commitment and endurance as a board member and president provides unwavering stability to our hockey association, and naming of this rink is a symbol of our appreciation of his many years of dedicated service.”
Below is a schedule of the rink dedication and games on Saturday:
Darrell Eckenberg Mite Rink
9 a.m. — Rink Dedication Ceremony and Official Puck Drop
9:15 a.m. — Gary/Morgan Park Mite 1 vs. Cloquet Mite 1
10:30 a.m. — Gary/Morgan Park Mite 2 vs. Duluth Heights Mite 2
11:45 a.m. — Cloquet Mite 1 vs. Duluth Heights Mite 1
1:30 p.m. — Gary/Morgan Park Mite 1 vs. Duluth Heights Mite 1
Chris Johnston Squirt Rink
11 a.m. — Gary/Morgan Park Squirts vs. Duluth Heights Squirts
12:30 p.m. — Open Hockey