Scott Gomez: The Players’ Tribune “Not Done”

It’s not everyday you see a professional athlete come out and write something for everyone to see while they’re still playing their respective sport. Sure, a lot of athletes write a book or release some sort of literature after their playing days are over; either they were one of the all-time greats sharing their successContinue reading “Scott Gomez: The Players’ Tribune “Not Done””

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…”Continue reading “Camaraderie”

Jonathan Toews: Make a Wish Foundation

Last Season, Chicago Blackhawks’ all-star captain Jonathan Toews made one young fan’s dream come true during the Stadium Series which took place at Soldier field, Chicago. I admire the way Toews plays and carries himself both on and off the ice. He is a true role model for not only hockey, but all professional athletes.Continue reading “Jonathan Toews: Make a Wish Foundation”

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 offensiveContinue reading “The Nickname Mickey”

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-whistleContinue reading “Student Of The Game”

Scott Gomez: Childhood Memories

“Goal scored by number 23 – Scott Gomez!” Bob Arsena enthusiastically announced to the Continental Airlines Arena crowd on February 14th, 2004. The New Jersey Devils had a matinee game against the Carolina Hurricanes where I sat thirteen rows behind their goaltender Kevin Weekes. The Devils won an exciting game 4-1, and one of myContinue reading “Scott Gomez: Childhood Memories”

I ‘Dipped’

I was a user of chewing tobacco, a.k.a dip, for seven years. I had my first lip when I was 16 years old and continued to dip for seven years. After countless times of saying, “I’m trying to quit,” or “Oh yeah I quit..,” but never actually going through with it, I have finally ‘dipped’Continue reading “I ‘Dipped’”

Excerpt: Pr

Passion is an emotion that most people practice in their everyday lives. Passion could be a desire for a sport, occupation, lover, or hobby- It’s a never ending list. What am I passionate about? Well, hockey was my first true love and my passion. But after a series of unfortunate occurrences, it oddly enough becameContinue reading “Excerpt: Pr”

An Unexpected Gift

   On Sunday April 13th, 2014 I witnessed something that quite frankly I thought I would never see. The New Jersey Devils had a matinée game vs. the Boston Bruins at the Prudential Center in what appeared to potentially be Martin Brodeur’s last game as a Devil. The game itself, including the postgame, were filledContinue reading “An Unexpected Gift”