Joe Perske, candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives’ District 6, bid an emotional farewell to coaching and refereeing adaptive floor hockey on Feb. 18 at North Junior High. For many years, Perske has been involved in adaptive floor hockey, which offers special-needs kids a chance to play in a competitive sport, build physical and social skills, and work as a team. Tuesday’s game was an exciting one because Perske’s team, the St. Cloud Slapshots, fell behind early in the game, but they fought back in a valiant effort, bringing the score from 7-1 to 7-6, but the team ultimately lost to the Maple Grove Crimsons. The demands of a full schedule of campaign activities for a seat in the U.S. House has forced Perske to limit his coaching activities. Perske is the current mayor of Sartell.
Perske referees last game