On January 21, the final battle of the 2017 Beijing Youth Ice Hockey League was held
in the Hong’ao Ice Sports Development Center. On behalf of Kaiwen,
the Demoiselle Crane Dream Team finally won third prize after several rounds of competition.
At that point, little demoiselle cranes’ first competition season was successfully concluded.
Since the establishment of the Kaiwen Ice Hockey Club in August 2017, coaches and young players have overcome
all sorts of difficulties. By virtue of the demoiselle crane spirit, they are united as one and constantly challenge the
limit to fly over the peak. Led by chief coach Michael Kusy, this group of little demoiselle cranes smoothed away
numerous difficulties in their first battle and successively conquered the Power Kids, Beijing Little Wolf, and other
formidable ice hockey teams in Beijing. In group games, they stood out on a four-game winning streak.
24 teams and 11 games
The coaching team led the little demoiselle cranes through laughter and tears.
They treated each win or loss as a valuable experience in their growth.
The little demoiselle cranes were always trying to improve themselves.
Under the careful guidance of the coaches, they followed the North American ice hockey training system, learned
teamwork and the spirit of ice hockey, enjoyed the charm and culture of ice hockey, and continued to move forward.
For such a short competition season, the coaches have witnessed the growth of these little demoiselle cranes.
It is worth mentioning that the goalkeeper of the Demoiselle Crane Dream Team is a lovely girl,
who is a third gradestudent at Beijing Chaoyang Kaiwen Academy.
Throughout the entire competition season, this girl has been as excellent as any boy.
Who says that ice hockey is a boy’s game?
The ice hockey course in Kaiwen integrates the Hockey Canada course system with the USA Hockey course system,
and modifies the Long-Term Player Development (LTPD) model for the characteristics of young Chinese players.
The ice hockey team emphasizes team spirit and focuses on shaping personality.
Through ice hockey games, Kaiwen hopes to cultivate the players’ diligence, teamwork, tenacity, self-confidence,
and leadership, and also teach them how to face all kinds of challenges while they are growing up, helping them
become not only a superior ice hockey player, but also a better person.