Meet MTU’s Biggest Little Hockey Fan

In her possess terms (with enable from Mother), Husky Hockey super admirer Jade shares the scoop
on her rink routines, amazing admirer cutout and bestie Blizzard.

“Blizzard lives at the hockey rink at Daddy’s operate. Hims sleeps there,” stated Jade, whose dad Dallas Steward is an assistant mentor for the Michigan Technological College Huskies hockey team.
Because 2017, at the ripe previous age of 18 months, Jade has donned MTU’s signature black-and-gold
“over-hauls” to cheer on the
team and spend high quality time with her buddies, which includes mascot Blizzard T. Husky,
the Huskies Pep Band and
Mitch’s Misfits

Photograph Your Husky Spirit

Digital lovers can position a cutout in the stands for volleyball and basketball as effectively
as hockey. Charge is $45 and you get to just take household a amazing memento when the period is
carried out (pick up or spend a shipping and delivery rate to have it despatched to you). 

Check out MTU sporting activities admirer cutout guidelines and suggestions and purchase by Jan. 29.

This period, which would have been the youngster’s fourth cadging popcorn and candy
(no one can say no to her, suggests mom Janet Steward) and socializing with her broad circle
of arena buddies is significantly from typical because of wellbeing and security protocols associated to
the pandemic.

I normally go to all the hockey games, because I enjoy Blizzard, but I are unable to go this
yr, so Mama took a image of me to place by my close friends in the chairs at Daddy’s games,”
Jade stated.
My daddy is a mentor. He’s on the bench with the hockey boys. He teaches them how to
skate. And I enjoy Blizzard, him’s my good friend.” 

A little girl in pigtails smiles next to the Michigan Tech hockey bench with players on it with other players on the ice in the background
Jade’s been preserving an eye on the bench because 2017.

“We were not in a position to see the cutout 1st, but the connection gave us some good assistance
and recommendations on how to pose and just take the most effective image for the format,” stated Janet.
“It was very straightforward and uncomplicated.” 

The Stewards, who fulfilled in 2012 in Janet’s hometown, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, moved
right here in 2017 from Chicago, in which
 Dallas was an affiliate head mentor for the U.S. Hockey League’s Chicago Steel. Jade’s honorary mascot role arrived in a natural way. “After we attended our 1st household match
and saw the pep band all dressed up in their band stripes I knew I had to get a pair for Jade to wear
to the games,” Janet stated. “The band lovingly calls her ‘Baby Stripes.’ She waits
following the games in the hallway to give them significant-fives as they go away the stands.”

The Steward spouse and children is loving life in the Keweenaw. “People are so helpful up right here
and there are so quite a few amazing, distinctive, outdoorsy things to do. I experience like we have been
officially adopted as component of the MTU spouse and children,” Janet stated.

A giant Husky in a Michigan Tech jersey holds a tiny baby in striped overalls while a little gear also in striped overalls stands nearby at a Michigan Tech Hockey game in an ice arena
There’s one more Child Stripes at the Johnny Mac: Jade’s sister Blake, who turned 1
yr previous December sixteen, will sign up for the Huskies
 cheering segment when lovers are when yet again welcome to fill the arena.

Jade’s favored pieces of the match are cheering with the Misfits, jogging all over the
rink and tracking down Blizzard for extra hugs. Janet has favored times, far too. “When
they perform the Lion King soundtrack and hold the children up like child Simba, it is really so amazing
to see all the fired up children on the large monitor! My personal favored is the chant following
we score a objective. But Jade enjoys and understands them all,” Janet stated. “One evening following
a hockey match — Jade was all over 2 years previous — I had to operate into the grocery keep
and get a couple things and she was singing IN HEAVEN THERE IS NO BEER, NO BEER! at the top of her lungs. It manufactured a bunch of individuals giggle, and I had to clarify to
them that it was a chant they do at the hockey games.” 

A group of students in Michigan Tech Huskies gear and a little girl also in her gear sit in a hockey arena below a Michigan Tech Believe sign.
Jade feels proper at household with Michigan Tech’s largest university student firm, Mitch’s Misfits. The team has been cheering on the Huskies because 2004. 

Jade is also partial to the giant Michigan Tech flags the Misfits wave, hitting the
cowbell and obtaining her face painted “like Blizzard’s whiskers.” “I sit with Haley,
Lexi and Michael at the games, Jade stated. My good friend Matt applied to be there, but hims again household because he obtained a position. (Jade’s conversing about previous Misfits president and permanently Husky Hockey admirer Matt
Cavender ’18). Often I get to go with Manda and Karissa and wave at Daddy on the bench,” she continued, naming two Misfits who sit powering the team. And I enjoy Blizzard so much!” 

Janet appreciates the feeling of group that prevails at the games. “The learners
are so specific right here. They go out of their way to just take care of Jade and are normally
ready to view her or cling out with her for a although so I can relaxation from chasing her
all over the rink,” she stated. “I experience like hockey, specifically right here at Tech, is one large
giant spouse and children. We enjoy it right here, and enjoy currently being in a position to make these specific memories.” 

Jade’s Pro Recommendations for Your Initial MTU Hockey Activity

When Huskies can assemble together yet again, Jade’s match-working day guidelines will surely occur in helpful:  

  • Get to the match early. “Sometimes we are late and have to stroll a long way in the snow,
    and that is chilly.” 
  • “Find Blizzard and just take your image with hims. Hims is awesome, and is a good friend for
    everybody. He’s not terrifying.”
  • “Bring your bell (cowbell) to ring and your shakers. (Jade prefers the black and gold pompoms from College Photos.)
  • “Yell loud so the boys (hockey players) can hear you. Clap when they score a objective
    and notify the guys ‘good position!’
  • “Find Haley (Michigan Tech General public Protection police Sergeant Haley Bianucci). She presents you stickers.”
A little girl holds the handcuffs of a kneeling police officer with a giant Husky mascot looking on in an ice rink at a hockey gsme in the stands.
Jade has a lot of close friends at the rink — from learners to Michigan Tech General public Protection
officers and of program, Blizzard T. Husky. (Michigan Tech Athletics/Travis Pierce

The skate-with-the-Huskies provided for children following some of the household games are normally
a spotlight. Jade likes skating, period of time. “I’m more rapidly than you, Mother,” she stated (Janet
agrees). In addition to hockey, Jade’s favored things include things like gymnastics, dancing, sledding,
the Frozen films and her Barbies. “I like to journey my scooter, far too,” she additional.

“I want to be a hockey player, a medical professional and a dancer when I mature up. I am only a minor
large now, but sometime I’ll be large.”Jade Steward



“We have been watching the games on the internet at household, and it will be fun to see if Jade can see herself in the stands,” stated Janet.
“I also imagine it is a amazing factor for my husband, the coaching staff and the players
to see — that even although we are unable to be there in man or woman, we are cheering the team on
in spirit. 2020 was this sort of a challenging yr. This is a super fun memory that we can retain
permanently. I am scheduling on hanging it in her space following the period is more than.” 

Maintain up with the Hockey Huskies match plan and other news on the Michigan Tech Athletics web-site.

A little girl in a tutu holds the hands of two hockey players in the hall with their backs to us in Michigan Tech's John MacInnes student ice arena.
Michigan Tech hockey games are spouse and children gatherings. Like quite a few youthful lovers, Jade appears to be forward
to skating with the Huskies yet again quickly.

Michigan Technological College is a community investigate university, household to extra than
7,000 learners from 54 nations around the world. Launched in 1885, the College offers extra than
a hundred and twenty undergraduate and graduate diploma courses in science and technology, engineering,
forestry, business and economics, wellbeing professions, humanities, mathematics, and
social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway
and is just a couple miles from Lake Top-quality.