Giving Back: Tanner Kero Comes Home
The youngsters who attended Hockey School this summer received a rare treat. Among the instructors at the three, week-long camps was a rising star in the National Hockey League. A player who, not that long ago was standing in their shoes … er… skates.
Former Michigan Tech hockey standout Tanner Kero, who will soon begin his third season with the Chicago Blackhawks, returned to the Copper Country this summer. It was a homecoming on many levels for Kero, a Hancock native. He returned to the Michigan Tech ice, the same ice where he played four years of Division I college hockey. Where he was named Huskies MVP, the scoring leader and Player of the Year in the WCHA and was a finalist for college hockey’s highest honor, the Hobey Baker Award.
Kero was one of the instructors this summer at Michigan Tech’s Hockey School. The very same summer program that he attended many times as a youth hockey player in the Copper Country Junior Hockey Association.
“It was great to come back and work the hockey camp,” Kero says. “I remember how much fun it was to go to the camp as a kid and how much fun it was to have some of the Tech players helping out.” Kero says some of the Huskies stars which made an impression on him were Brett Englehardt, Chris Connor and Colin Murphy. Among the current Tech players helping at the camp this summer was Huskies goal tender Devin Kero, Tanner’s younger brother. Read the full story.