National Volunteer Week: Nancy Haslett and Norbert Laforge

Hockey New Brunswick would like to highlight volunteers Nancy Haslett and Norbert Laforge, our Directors of Operations for the Hockey New Brunswick High Performance Program.

Nancy Haslett serves the volunteer role of the Director of Operations for our Female High Performance Program since 2011 for the Under 16 and Under 18 Female teams. She has also served in this capacity during the 2015 and 2019 Canada Winter Games. Nancy always goes above and beyond to make sure the girls have everything they need to have success on and off the ice. She is the glue that holds everyone together, and the reason why teams can come together so quickly and have a lot of success during camps, tournaments and competitions.

“Nancy is a tremendous volunteer and asset to our High Performance Program. We are very fortunate to have her work with our female teams ensuring that all the little details are looked after for all our players, coaches, and staff. Not only does she look after these little details so our players can play and coaches can coach, but she also brings a contagious positive attitude to the rink every day. Her positive attitude and fun demeanor at the rink and around the teams really sheds light on why we are involved in this great game. I know I can speak for anyone who has worked with her since she became a Director of Operations in 2011 when I say that we are so fortunate to work with her but also to call her a friend”, said HNB Technical Director Mike Gillingham.

Norbert, our Director of Operations for the Male Under 14, Under 15 and Under 16 teams, has 25 plus years of experience with Hockey New Brunswick serving many roles along the way. Norbert has represented Hockey New Brunswick at the Canada Games 7 times, and serves as the main point of contact for parents of players during major competitions ensuring that all needs are met.

“As a coach, we want to focus on what happens on the ice without concern for organizational details. With Norbert as the Director for Canada Winter Games Teams, Regional Teams, and Provincial Camps, we have been allowed to focus on this knowing that all the details from busses to food to rooming lists and everything in between is all looked after. Volunteering year after year to look after parents, players, and coaches says it all about Norbert. His quiet, organized demeanour supports, guides, and leads so many. No one is more deserving of this recognition than Norbert Laforge. The hours he has selflessly donated are impossible to count” said Kevin Pottle, a colleague with the HNB High Performance Program. 

Hockey New Brunswick’s High Performance Program would not be the same without the effort of these two outstanding individuals. The Players, Coaches, Staff and Parents are always thankful for the experiences that they share together.  

For all of your contributions to the game of hockey, our High Performance Program and going above and beyond, Hockey New Brunswick celebrates Nancy Haslett and Norbert Laforge during National Volunteer Week.