Yeah I admit it.  I just can't retire from Dek Hockey.  The Spring season is just around the corner, and just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in! I'll be playing on a recreational D5 team sponsored by the Quad City Storm during the crisp nights at Crow Creek Park.  Goose will also be out there, along with our boys.

NDA 3on3, or Dek Hockey, started here in the Quad Cities and is expanding,

The Levesque Brothers, Nik, Patrik, and Matieu before the World Championships. Looks like little Levesque snuck in there as well!
Joey Dwyer just before scoring on Patrik Levesque (Goalie) during Dek play.
Patrik and Nik Levesque stop by the Dwyer and Michaels show with our pre-retired World Championship jersey.

According to its founder and President, Patrick Levesque.  Waterloo, IA, and Bloomington, Il. also have leagues for the skilled, and the casual players who want a little excitement in their workout.   Here's the info for a league around you.

It was in 2011 when former Mallards winger Levesque decided to make Iowa his permanent home, and raise a family here.  He told the Quad City Times before the his second Mallards (Now Quad City Storm) season that, "Quad City fans are the best to play for,"  So it made sense to come back here after his pro career was finished, and start on his next dream. What started with one fenced in Dek, in place of a basketball court, and a couple of teams, has grown to thousands of players of all ages and abilities over 3 communities.

You can see Patrick, his wife, and growing family around the Deks most any day.  Hockey is in their blood, and Levesque's excitement is contagious. "After only ten years, Dek is known all over the U.S.A, and the world."  Patty makes a point to compete in the world championships with a team hand-picked from the midwest leagues.  And just as energetic making sure the Women's league is filled out for Monday nights.

DekHockey is a fun time for the whole family. Even this clown.

I was surprised how much fun, and what great exercise it is to get out and play some games.  Every year I keep thinking  I'll bow out and just enjoy watching my son, or his friends play the games.  But then I miss the fun, the workout, and the friends of the Dek.

Hopefully I'll see you out this summer!

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