2015 IHHF Bio Series: Andrea Hahn


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ANDREA HAHNAndrea Hahn first became involved with hockey in 1995 when her son began playing for the house league at Orland Park Ice Arena.  After managing a household of six and providing day care for an additional six children, managing a house league hockey team came naturally.  Travel hockey soon became a reality and for four seasons she managed Mite and Squirt teams for the Orland Park Vikings.  She also volunteered her time to help the club, first acting as assistant apparel coordinator and eventually taking a position on the clubs Board of Directors as Vice President.  During this time she became involved with AHAI and began helping with the State Tournament and helping manage the Chicago Showcase high school hockey tournament.

In 2000, a United States Hockey League franchise was moved from Fargo, North Dakota to Chicago and became the Chicago Steel.  Kevin Mann who was consulting the Steel asked Andrea to be the Assistant to the General Manager, with duties involving everything not directly related to on ice activities.  She served in this position for six seasons, housing more than 30 players during that time, and fostering many relationships with coaches and scouts at the collegiate level and beyond.

2006 introduced a new chapter when Kevin asked Andrea to take on the challenge of working at Seven Bridges overseeing rink operations and working with the Chicago Mission.  She helped him expand the Mission family to include a womens program, adding teams at the U12 thru U19 levels.  In 2010 Andrea became the President of the Chicago Mission and holds that position today.   In addition Andrea works with 200×85 – the leader in creating hockey programs, tournaments, camps, clinics and entertainment.  200×85 runs the Bauer World Hockey Invite – the World’s Largest Hockey Tournament – as well as Bauer Selects, STX Shoot Out, STX 68, and STX Chi Town Shuffle to name a few.

During her tenure with the Mission, there have been 4 National Champions, 7 National runners up, and mens and womens teams are perennially ranked in the top five in the nation.  83 players have earned collegiate scolarships on the mens side, and on the womens side 94 players have earned collegiate sholarships as well. She has also seen five International Silver Sticks Championship tophies come through the doors. It has always been Andrea’s goal to help all members of the Mission achieve their dream of playing at the collegiate level and beyond.

The American Hearing Inpaired Hockey Association (AHIHA) has made Seven Bridges their home for over 10 years hosting their hockey camp here in June annually. In 2010 she oversaw the U18 Boys National Championships and not to be outdone also hosted the Women’s U18 Worlds the same spring. Overseeing youth hockey from introductory skating and hockey classes to hosting international teams including the Women’s National team, Andrea has the ability and demeanor to put on events of all sizes without a hitch.

Over the years she has had the enduring support of her husband Dan and children Danny, Katie, Kelsey, Emmie, and granddaughter Henna.

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