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Credit union donates to Carlton rink repair

From left: Aaron Lehto, Carlton Amateur Hockey Association administrator; Tory Cawcutt, Carlton Amateur Hockey Association president; Doug Wolf, Northwoods Credit Union president; Meggan Ranta, Northwoods Credit Union business development representative; Jen Axtell, Carlton Amateur Hockey Association director; and the Carlton Mite 1's team. Submitted photo

Northwoods Credit Union recently donated $4,500 to help the Carlton Amateur Hockey Association fix a leak in the cooling system of its refrigerated rink at the Carlton Four Seasons.

Earlier this fall, the refrigeration system began to fail at the facility. When the CAHA started putting in the ice, it located a leak in the brine system that circulates refrigerant throughout the floor.

This leak led to other necessary repairs and delayed any ice rental for more than two weeks, resulting in a loss of income to the arena.

Tory Cawcutt, president of the CAHA, reached out to Northwoods Credit Union to see if it would be willing to help with repair costs.

"The hockey board has been proactive the last few years with preparing for setbacks like this; however, these unexpected repairs have caused some heartache," Cawcutt said.

Doug Wolf, president of Northwoods Credit Union, said they were "proud to support our area youth sports and it's important to us to support our community. The Carlton Four Seasons is integral to many area community hockey programs and the building is also utilized by a wide variety of Carlton organizations. It's a great facility and we're proud to help out."

Repairs have been completed and everything is running well.

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