Hockey is a sport near dear to our hearts here at VSO. Two of our surgeons, Dr. Peter Janes and Dr. Erik Dorf, competed at a high level during their younger days on the ice. And while they don't "mix it up" like they used to, both men still play competitively in Summit County/Vail, when their busy schedules allow.
At VSO we are also proud to support some of our fantastic area hockey teams, such as the Vail Mountaineers, Summit High School, Vail Mountain School, and Huskies hockey. We are blessed to have amazing hockey programs at the local level here in Vail and Summit County.
Bringing Vail Youth Hockey to China!
A program that we are beyond excited to support is the Vail International Hockey program. Dr. Janes has attended several international trips in support of Vail International hockey. If a player needs medical attention on the trip, Dr. Janes is there to help. As a parent sending your child across the world, it must be comforting to know one of the region's most respected orthopaedists is there to spring into capable action in case of emergency.
This year, VIH youth players made the trek to China to hone their skills against some of the PRC's best youth teams. Traversing across China will give the team an experience that transcends sports. These trips also provide an invaluable cultural adventure that will help us bridge the gap between cultures in the future.