New dek hockey rink might be in works for Newhouse Park
Delmont's Newhouse Park might become the site of a new dek hockey rink.
Donn Hoffman, an organizer of Loyalhanna Dek Hockey in Greensburg, has proposed redoing an area at the borough park to convert it into a working dek hockey surface.
“We'd really like to undertake the process,” Hoffman said. “I think it can benefit our kids and the community.”
Hoffman suggested constructing the rink next to the tennis courts. His players would put up sideboards and backboards, he said, as well as two nets.
The project wouldn't cost the borough anything, Hoffman said. Businesses throughout the region would supply the boards and other materials, he said.
“If we would be able to do this, we'd like to get the community involved,” Hoffman said.
Currently, there isn't a dek hockey facility in Delmont. Center Ice Arena in the borough is used by ice hockey teams, and Murrysville Sportzone and Dek Hockey, which is about 6.5 miles from Newhouse Park, offers dek facilities.
Though the development would be open to the public, Hoffman said, his group would like to be able to use it occasionally.
The group eventually would like to host a youth tournament at the Newhouse Park rink, Hoffman said.
“Generally, that helps local businesses,” Hoffman said. “This could help everyone out.”
Councilmen Andy Shissler and Jim Bortz said they like the idea and asked Hoffman to bring detailed plans to council for approval.
“I like this idea, but we need to know all of the details,” Bortz said.
Daveen Rae Kurutz is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8627, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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