Hasek program shows strong leadership

Via: Business First of Buffalo

'When the Riverside ice rink's fiscal health fell victim to the city and then county's budget blues, the board of Hasek's Heroes stepped in and took over. Hasek's Heroes, a nonprofit group started by former Sabres goaltender Dominik Hasek, was running a hockey program for 200 inner-city kids. The rink was also home to several other teams and leagues. Losing it would have been a blow. Running it would be a risk — Hasek's Heroes wasn't created with ice-rink operations in mind. But the board of directors saw an opportunity to maintain a service for the community, and the members decided to do it.'