Tag: blackhawks

Camaraderie

“Do you miss playing at all?” Mr. Weltner asked me as we caught up with each other at the Prudential Center two months ago during a New Jersey Devils game. I paused and zoned out before I answered him, and a million memories and feelings ran through my head; “Eh, it’s kinda’ hard to explain…”…

The Nickname Mickey

“Mickey! Mick…” Coach Kanaly sternly said while skating around in our first ever practice together back in 2006. He looked right at me as I just stared at him with my mouth open in confusion, and before I could ask him if “Mickey” was in reference to me he energetically continued draw out an offensive…

DP5, RG71, MW12 Tribute Jersey

As a “jersey collector” for professional sports teams, thinking about what jersey I should look into getting next is on my mind quite often. Last March for my 23rd birthday I wanted one gift, and one gift only. A “tribute jersey.” Over the last couple of years I’ve slowly had some visions and thoughts about…

Student Of The Game

“He’s pretty good. You can tell he’s going to be GOOD when he’s older,” I said to Coach Derek as we watched the younger players scrimmage towards the end of a Pro Performance clinic from the side boards. He stood there, intensely still and focused on his mite level players, wide eyed with his necklace-whistle…

DP5

Coach Derek Percy:  At age 14 I became his “Student.” Not only was I his student of the sport of hockey, but also life. The memories, feelings, and life lessons I experienced during our tenure are still crisp. July 19th, 2012 when life took an unexpected turn I posted a Facebook status. I figured it…