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Everyone Has A Story, And This Is Mine. Volume 23: Fiona McCarthy
Everyone Has A Story, And This Is Mine. Volume 23: Fiona McCarthy

After a few week break we are back with another unique perspective of someone that makes our great hockey community what it is.  I have known of Fiona for quite some time, but it wasn’t until we randomly played together in a pond hockey tournament in Colorado that I actually started to get to really […]

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Everyone Has A Story, And This Is Mine. Volume 22: Matt Han
Everyone Has A Story, And This Is Mine. Volume 22: Matt Han

Over the past few decades I have had the pleasure of coaching some great players and teams. This week’s story is about one of my all time favorite players. When I first started coaching Matt he had an incredible skill set and was eager to learn the games mental aspects. Hanner is a coaches dream. […]

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Everyone Has A Story, And This Is Mine. Volume 21: Nick Dowling
Everyone Has A Story, And This Is Mine. Volume 21: Nick Dowling

This week’s story has a little bit of everything… I have been lucky enough to call Nick my friend for several years now and he is one of my favorite people to see at any hockey rink.  99% of the time he has a smile on his face and finds a way to make everyone […]

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Everyone Has A Story, And This Is Mine. Volume 20: Phil Maroon
Everyone Has A Story, And This Is Mine. Volume 20: Phil Maroon

One of the biggest and best personalities in our game, Phil Maroon is one of a kind. Phil is passionate, hard working and toes the line of “is that guy crazy” just well enough to keep opponents a few extra tiles away from him in the corners. As Phil will explain, he wasn’t always the […]

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Everyone Has A Story, And This Is Mine. Volume 19: Justin Hoffman
Everyone Has A Story, And This Is Mine. Volume 19: Justin Hoffman

I know I am starting to sound like a broken record, but Justin was one of the first people I thought of when the idea to share people’s stories first started.  Justin is the ultimate guy behind the guy in our industry.  He mention’s in his first paragraph that if you have played in the […]

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Everyone Has A Story, And This Is Mine. Volume 18: Dave Reskey
Everyone Has A Story, And This Is Mine. Volume 18: Dave Reskey

I am beyond excited to share this week’s story.  If you have played hockey in Southern California in the past two decades there is a very high probability you have encountered Dave whether you realized it or not.  Dave’s story takes us not only through his growth in the game, but chronicles the growth of […]

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Everyone Has A Story, And This Is Mine. Volume 17: Jetta Rackleff
Everyone Has A Story, And This Is Mine. Volume 17: Jetta Rackleff

I don’t even know how to write a lead in for this weeks story… You think you know someone and call them your friend, but at the same time you have no idea what they have been through or how they became the person you know.  Jetta’s story has it all.  She truly has seen […]

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Everyone Has A Story, And This Is Mine. Volume 16: Kyle Sharke
Everyone Has A Story, And This Is Mine. Volume 16: Kyle Sharke

This week’s story comes from someone I am lucky enough to call my friend.  Kyle Sharke’s path to reaching his hockey goals was not an easy one and was obtained with hard work and sacrifice. Kyle is a great kid that set a goal and did everything he could to make his dreams become realities. […]

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Everyone Has A Story, And This Is Mine. Volume 15: Bob Gauthier
Everyone Has A Story, And This Is Mine. Volume 15: Bob Gauthier

This week’s story is a great change of pace.  This story comes from yet another unique perspective, the volunteer coach/hockey dad.  There are all kinds of hockey coaches/dads out there… good and bad. The following is the story of Bob Gauthier.  A good man just willing to donate his time and effort to the sport […]

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Everyone Has A Story, And This Is Mine. Volume 14: Emily Bockenstette Svoboda
Everyone Has A Story, And This Is Mine. Volume 14: Emily Bockenstette Svoboda

First of all, Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! I hope you are all stuffing your faces and enjoying the holiday! This was not an easy story for me to post as it gets pretty personal for me at times. The goal of posting everyone’s different stories/perspectives is to bring this small yet divided community a little closer […]