Sometimes we forget that being a professional athlete is a job. It’s a job performed by human beings. So when a trade occurs, it’s easy to lose sight that a person just switched companies–moving from a place, a group of people, a city–and their life has been turned upside down. These players aren’t just switching […]Read more "Alex Burrows’ Goodbye Letter Shows The Impact Trades Have on Players"
The Players’ Tribune captivates me. It could be the forever athlete in me, but I absolutely love hearing sports stories from a player’s perspective. Often, the Players’ Tribune opens sheds light on the life of a professional sports athlete. It’s not all glitz and glamour, as we so often fantasize it to be. Many times […]Read more "Brent Sopel, The Players’ Tribune, and Storytelling"
For the hockey lovers out there, here are the final rankings for the Canada Junior Hockey League (CJHL).Read more "Brooks Bandits Finish As Top Team in CJHL"
When it comes to amateur athletics, especially intercollegiate sports, we often lose sight of the fact the experience these young women and men are receiving is much bigger than their athletic pursuits. My case in point is the annual hockey game between Canada’s Royal Military College and the U.S. Army service academy. This game is […]Read more "Amateur Sports: About More than the Game"
New head coach Eric Lang is looking to build a juggernaut at his alma mater American International (AIC). And, he knows only one way to do it, the way he learned from Brian Riley. Riley is Army’s head coach–the place Lang spent the past four seasons as an assistant. “[It’s] often like the blueprint was […]Read more "Lang Looking to Build Dynasty at American International"
Five years ago, the hockey community lost a young man to mental illness. For many reasons, Rick Rypien was beloved by teammates, front office executives, fans, and media alike. In honour of Rypien, the Vancouver Province has put together a summary of the articles in an effort to tell his story. This is a valuable read, […]Read more "In Memory: Rick Rypien 5 Years Later"