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Spring Awards Program & Annual Meeting


The Fargo Angels Spring Awards Program will be 7:30 pm Tuesday, April 4 at Shanley's GROW Auditorium.

Parents and players are invited to join us as we recognize our players, coaches and volunteers, elect new Board members and say goodbye to the hockey season. Refreshments will be served.

Bring your new and old Angels game jerseys if you have not already turned them in to your team manager. We will call you if they are not returned.

We thank Tonya Hannesson, Mark Olsonawski and Jerry Gores for their service on the Board. We have three Board positions to fill. The following have submitted their names for consideration:

Jenessa Fillippi

My husband, Jake, and I have been married for 14 years.  God has blessed us with four undeniably dynamic and independent children.  Ellise (6th grade) attends Sullivan Middle School.  Adrian (4th grade) and Alaina (1st grade) both attend Holy Spirit Elementary, and our Sweet Emmeline just turned 2.  Currently, this is my 10th year as an elementary school counselor.  I worked for the JPII Catholic Schools for 8 years, and I am in my second year working at Washington Elementary in North Fargo.  The work that I do as an elementary school counselor aligns with and complements the mission of Fargo Angels Hockey and Positive Coaching Alliance.  I am excited about the opportunity to serve on the Fargo Angels Hockey board and continue to support this remarkable program. 

Richard Wiese

My name is Richard Wiese, I am the parent of a 2nd year Angel squirt.  My wife Jessica and I have two kids.  Haley is a freshman at Shanley, and Tyler is a 4th grader at Nativity.   I grew up in Fargo, attended school in the Catholic Schools Network and graduated from Shanley.  I own and run a couple of businesses.  My first and primary business is a business called Filta Enviromental Kitchen Solutions. The second business being a business called Treasure Tower.  Sports have always played a big role in my life, whether that be playing or coaching.  I really like the Angels organization for what they provide our kids.  My son thoroughly enjoys playing hockey with his friends and to do it surrounded in a faith based environment is important and I am very grateful for that.  I think the Angels mission is important and I would be honored for your consideration to serve on the board.  

Chris Mathison

I would like to submit my application for a board position with the Fargo Angels Hockey Club.  My association with the Fargo Angels began in the fall of 2015 when I was head coach of the squirt black B1 team. This year, I am assistant coach for the squirt red A team. In both the fall of 2015 and 2016, I assisted in the evaluation of players during fall squirt tryouts. Prior to coaching with the Angels, I coached at the termite and mite levels within the Fargo Freeze organization for four years.  I am confident I can assist the Angels organization in whatever capacity needed and would be dedicated to their mission.

Growing up I played multiple sports, but hockey is the sport for which I had the most passion. I played organized hockey from the age of 6 until the age of 42, when I retired from the local senior men’s league. I enjoyed competing at the varsity level for the Fargo Shanley hockey team from 1982 until 1986 and played in the North Dakota State Hockey Tournament four times.

I am a graduate of Shanley High School, The University of North Dakota and The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. My three children, ages 18, 13 and 10 attend JP2 Catholic Schools. I have practiced general dentistry in the Fargo-Moorhead area for 21 years. Within my dental practice, a good percentage of my patients are children. I really enjoy treating and interacting with my young patients and feel that I am skilled in communicating with patients of all ages. I have found my two seasons of coaching with the Angels to be rewarding and have appreciated the opportunity to get to know many Angel families better and to coach so many great kids. I feel that I have helped foster a competitive environment that was fun and allowed each athlete to grow.

I am confident that through my professional experience and hockey background, I would be a committed asset to the Fargo Angels Board of Directors and look forward to many more years of service to the organization.

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Play like a champion. It's state tournament time!


Congratulations to the Squirt Red team on their 2nd place finish in last weekend's Squirt International Tournament! Sounds like some exciting games. A great way to wrap up a successful season!

Squirt White took 2nd place in their Squirt International Tournament a few weeks ago, and have the Metro C Tournament coming up.

PeeWee White were 7-11-0 in league play and qualified for the ND State PeeWee B Silver Tournament in Wahpeton March 3-5. They are carrying a two game winning streak into Friday's game, including beating a B1 team. (Update: Angels White lost 4-6 to West Fargo Red and lost 4-6 to Fargo Maroon to complete their tournament.)

PeeWee Black is the No. 1 team in ND PeeWee B1 South with a 15-0-1 league record this season. They will play in the ND State PeeWee B1 Gold Tournament in Minot March 3-5. (Update: Angels Black won 5-2 over Mayport, won 5-2 Grand Forks Blizzard and won 3-2 over West Fargo to win the ND PeeWee B1 State Championship.)

Bantam White won 2 big games last weekend to finish 8-10-0 and qualify for the ND State Bantam B Gold Tournament in Grand Forks March 10-12. (Update: Angels White lost 3-6 to Langdon and lost 4-6 to Sidney to complete their tournament.)

Bantam Red finished the year with a 16-3-1 record as the No. 1 Bantam A team in North Dakota. They will play in the ND State Bantam A Tournament in West Fargo March 10-12. (Update: Angels Red won 4-0 over Bismarck Red, won 6-4 over Grand Forks Wheatkings, then lost 1-2 to West Fargo in the Championship game to take 2nd Place. Great season!)

Let's have fun, represent the Angels well, and WIN!

You can follow the standings and tournament brackets at this link.

Quote of the Week

Setting Goals

"Triple-Impact Competitors set goals differently than most people. First of all they write down their goals. Secondly, they use "effort goals" to help team get where they want to go.

Most people don't set goals at all, and those that do tend to set "outcome goals." Examples of outcome goals are averaging 22 points per game or making the all star team. But outcome goals are often not within a person's control. You may perform your best but not meet your outcome goals.

That's why effort goals are so powerful. Effort goals are under your control because you can control how hard you work. And well-designed effort goals should, over time, move one toward outcome goals."

Elevating Your Game - Becoming a Triple-Impact Competitor

Learn more about the Positive Coaching Alliance here.

Fargo Angels Parent Concerns

If you have any concerns, comments or suggestions that may improve our hockey program, please feel free to email them to the Board. We are open to critical and supportive comments!

Include your name and contact information so we can follow up for more information.  Keep in mind:

  • Wait 24 hours after a game before approaching a coach. In person is best.
  • Be positive. The tone of your email will be determined by the reader, not the writer.
  • Be extra positive. 5 positive comments for each critical comment is the PCA Magic Ratio.

Fargo Angels News

Essentia Health - Official Sports Medicine Team of Fargo Angels

Thank you to Essentia Health for your continued support of the Fargo Angels Hockey Club mission. Two great organizations coming together to improve the lives of young people in our community!

Allison Kucera from Essentia Health will be our sports trainer again this season. She will schedule to be at Angels Arena one night a week if your player has any concerns. Her schedule will be posted on the Calendar.

If you should have any problems between those days, please call her directly for a visit:

Allison Kucera

Athletic Trainer

Phone: 218-391-4625

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