Letter: Proud to have played minor hockey in Maple Ridge

RMMHA vice president of C Hockey Derek Gullmes would do well to take the association’s new mantra – Respect, Desire, Pride – to heart.

Editor, The News:

Re: Respect, Desire, Pride is new mantra (The News, Oct. 17).

RMMHA vice president of C Hockey Derek Gullmes would do well to take the association’s new mantra to heart.

When he states “not too long ago people were somewhat ashamed to say they played in Ridge Meadows,” he disrespects the thousands of players, coaches and volunteers who have made RMMHA the great association it is today.

My son proudly played hockey in Ridge Meadows for 14 seasons,  1992-2006, from tyke through to juvenile.

During that time he was mentored by great coaches, associate coaches, team moms and association volunteers, who instilled great qualities of sportsmanship and work ethic.

Never was there any shame in wearing a Ridge Meadows jersey.

Andrew Ladd, Victor Bartley, Brad Hunt all proudly mention their time playing Ridge Meadows hockey.

Mr. Gullmes owes a public apology to those who set the foundations of the association he is now has the privilege of representing.

Bill McKenna

Maple Ridge