In the Beginning...
Phil Neville played a significant role in establishing the BWHA, as a generous sponsor and coach. The following is an excerpt from an article appearing online on the USA Adult Hockey web page, March 14, 2014.
Nostalgia, camaraderie are part of the game at St. Mike’s in Boise
"...Show up on a cold, winter day in Boise, Idaho, and you just might see the ring, because that’s where you’ll find 77-year-old Johnny Mac. He’s on the ice at CenturyLink Arena twice a week playing with the St. Michael’s Hockey Club, along with former National Hockey League forward Rick Bourbonnais."
"...The program was founded by Phil Neville, a former pro hockey player who died of skin cancer in 2004. He had sought a program in which to skate with friends without risking injury."To read complete article, click HERE!
Women's Hockey Today!
From that small start with one team, the local women’s hockey program has grown to a 5 team recreational league, as well as several travel teams, who practice and travel to tournaments throughout the northwest. We are thrilled that the league continues to grow each season!