Dear MVI Families,
It is with a heavy heart that we express our sympathies to the Schoonover family. Patrick Schoonover, a fourteen-year-old Eastview Bantam player, collapsed and died Friday during a hockey game in Brainerd.
Patrick Schoonover is the son of Mike Schoonover. Mike Schoonover is a former Mounds View High School player and long-time supporter of the Mounds View Youth Hockey Association. The Schoonover family has participated as players, coaches, managers and supporters of Mounds View Youth Hockey for over forty years. Almost all of us who have played Mounds View Youth Hockey have had the Schoonover Auto name on the back of our jersey.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Schoonover family, Patrick’s coaches, teammates and friends. It is like a member of our MVI family has passed. “Play for Patrick” helmet stickers will be made available to MVI players express our support for the Schoonover family. We will keep you updated on memorial developments.