As we prepare to begin a new hockey season this evening, our hearts and minds remain with Teddy Balkind and his family.
In the days, months, and years ahead, we will all continue to play in Teddy’s honor. One shift. One period. One game at a time. It’s the hockey way. And the way our community will celebrate Teddy’s life and carry forth his spirit — now and forever.
In his permanent remembrance, the Brunswick community has resolved to dedicate Hartong Rink’s Balcony in Teddy’s name — and to commemorate this dedication with a plaque cast in bronze, now installed just inside the balcony’s entryway.
On the Balkind Balcony, Teddy will have the best view in the house, and will forever watch over us and a game that he loved.
Visitors to Hartong Rink are always welcome to stop at the balcony for moments of personal reflection and tribute to Teddy.
This evening’s varsity hockey game at 5:30 p.m. against Loomis Chaffee School will begin after a moment of silence in Teddy’s honor.