The Canada Israel Hockey School (CIHS) continues to inspire young Israelis to love the game of hockey. But, for Amit Vinegrad, his passion for Canada’s sport might just be genetic.
Amit’s grandfather, Boris Mindel, played hockey at the highest levels in Russia before making aliyah to Israel. When NHL Hall of Fame coach Roger Neilson visited Israel in the 1990s to tour the Holy Land and run hockey camps for Israeli youth, Boris was one of Roger’s Israeli coaches and the two developed a strong friendship. [Read more…]