On November 5th of 2014 the RINK family lost one of their own, Cole Hamblin. Cole was lost to an aggressive cancer battle. Cole's legacy will never be forgotten at the RINK, as his love for hockey is bestowed in everyone that walks through the door.
To continue the legacy that Cole left our RINK Family, RINK Coaches hand out the Hammer Bucket Award to an athlete of every camp group running each week in the summer months. This award is given to an aspiring athlete who demonstrates hard work, commitment and a positive attitude throughout their week in camp. The red hard hat represents the strength and perseverance that Cole showed through his battle. The smiles on the athletes facing when being awarded the Hammer Bucket is timeless and never grows old. The Hammer Bucket has been a tradition in RINK Camps since 2015 and will forever continue.
COLE HAMBLIN MEMORIAL FUND
The addition of the memorial fund to RINK Programs only strengthens the tradition of remembering Cole. RINK is pleased to be able to present the Cole Hamblin Memorial Fund, a $1500 scholarship awarded annually to a RINK Athlete. This scholarship is eligible to be used towards R1 Off-Season Training in the summer months. This award will be given to a RINK Athlete between the ages of 14-18 who demonstrates sportsmanship and leadership qualities, as well as participates respectfully and enthusiastically both on and off the ice. The recipient of this award will be chosen by a panel of RINK Professionals including both on-ice and off-ice staff on May 31st of each year.