Melissa Sheeran

Our Hockey Hut Hall of Famer this month is Melissa Sheeran, who played Division 3 for Plattsburgh State University and went on to play for the Connecticut Whale in the NWHL. Melissa tells us that she got to that level with help from her parents and coaches. She says that her parents provided her an opportunity to play the sport she loves without regard to how much money it would cost them or how much of their time it would consume. “ For any kids out there reading this now, make sure to thank your parents and family for the support they give you!” Another large part of how she got to where she did was due to her time at the hut. “Every summer I was there every day of the week working with Coach Ron. He pushed me to be better on and off the ice. I can honestly say I wouldn’t be the human or hockey player I am without coach Ron.”

“My time at the Hockey Hut put me in the best shape of my life physically. I was never more prepared for upcoming seasons than when I trained at the hut all summer long. Mentally, being in groups where you’re on the ice with men’s college hockey players puts you in a spot that you’re going to push yourself to the next level everyday in practice to prove that you’re meant to be there.”

Ron says “Melissa Sheeran worked her entire life at the Hockey Hut and on her game. She is one of the most dedicated and committed players and teammates I’ve had the chance to work with. She had a tremendous career at SUNY Plattsburgh winning three national championships along with multiple individual awards. I am so proud of the player Melissa became as well as the person she has grown up to be.”

Melissa is a great example for all girls in the capital region and we are so proud to have been a small part of her journey!