To All Vikings and Hockey Families and Friends
From Coach Nick
I can't thank you all enough for the tremendous signs of support for me and my family over the past six days. The texts, phone calls, emails, social media posts, get well packages and visits all have been unimaginable and so valuable. The support I have received from members of other clubs, current and former players and people who I have never met in the hockey community has been humbling. I am home and doing very well. This entire process has been both scary and confusing at the same time. While I now know what the future holds for me, it was a very scary road to travel down. My "Hockey Family" at the Vikings has been so supportive, I can't thank you all enough. I am excited to move forward with a new outlook on life. I am moving towards some major lifestyle changes, with my family and friends right beside me the entire way. Things are getting back to normal and I can't wait to get back to the rink very soon. I will be having another procedure to insert two more Stents into two other arteries in the next couple of weeks. When that is complete I will be full speed ahead for another hockey season. Again, I can't say THANK YOU enough to everyone. You will never know how much the support has meant to me and my family. The hockey community is like no other and I am blessed to be a part of it, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you from the Pollos Family.
Coach Nick is home from the hospital and doing very well. Coach Nick will have a follow up appointment with his cardiologist later this week to determine the scheduling of his next procedure. The next procedure will involve inserting two stents into two other arteries which have major blockage. This will require additional time in the hospital. Once these procedures are complete and no complications occur, Coach Nick will be ready to begin a new chapter in his life. The entire Vikings Hockey Club thanks you for your well wishes and overwhelming signs of support for Coach Nick at this time. We look forward to him making a full recovery soon. He is looking forward to getting back to the rink and doing what he loves, teaching hockey.
Coach Nick Pollos, after suffering with shortness of breathe and chest tightness for the past few weeks, he went to see the doctor. The doctor immediately ordered an ekg, blood test and chest X-ray. The tests indicated that Coach Nick had suffered a heart attack in the recent days leading up to Thursday.
He was immediately admitted to Silver Cross Hospital where he had an angiogram Friday morning. The results received were one artery (“Widow Maker”) was 99% blocked and another 80% blocked. A stent was installed to fix the worst artery, the remaining artery will be fixed in the next two weeks. Thanks for all the well wishes- We are all so thankful that this was found in time
Coach Nick is hoping to be out of the hospital and home this weekend. Thank you all for your well wishes and all the texts and phone calls.
Its Great to be a Viking!
The Vikings Hockey Club is proud to announce that the 2018 Spring Development Program Registration is now open. The 2018 Spring Draft Season will run from early April through late June with a combination of Skills, Drills, Small Area Games and Full Ice Scrimmages. Click the "Registration" tab above to sign up.
ATTENTION SQ AND PW FAMILIES:
The SQ U10s and PW U12s are completely SOLD OUT at the Full Program level. A LIMITED number of Flex 10 passes are still available. Click the Registration Tab to sign up
Please contact Vikings Hockey Director, Nick Pollos with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
UPDATED SPRING TOURNAMENT INFORMATION
Girls 12U and 14U - Dragons Lair Chicago (May 18-20)
Mite 1 & 2, SQ, PW, Bantam & U16 - Canlan Chicago May Madness (May 11-13)
Chicago AAA Shootout (Non USA Hockey) Teams rostered under "Hockey Sense" May 4-6
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