Eric Walters’ novel, Power Play, illustrates hockey culture in an evolving fashion. Power Play tells the climactic story of Cody, a bold and determined boy struggling with the downfalls that come with advancing in his hockey career. Cody’s prosperity in being drafted to a Junior A team seems to be an incredible blessing for him; He would be in another city, away from his drunk of a father, he would be taking the next step towards his dream, playing in the NHL, the Show, and he would be doing it all with his new Coach that discovered and mentored him and offered to bring him to success, Coach Connors. However, Coach Connors begins to manipulate, repeatedly sexually abuse and threaten Cody, which forces Cody to spiral downwards into deep depression
Usually idolized by their children, fathers influence their child’s life. A child looks to the influential adults in his life for guidance on how to live in society. A father’s influence on his son remains one of the strongest in determining who that boy will become as an adult. In his novel, The Light in the Forest, author Conrad Richter explores this truth through his central character, True Son, a fifteen-year-old white boy kidnapped and raised since age four by the Indians and later forced to return to the white family he no longer knows. Throughout the novel, True Son remains greatly influenced by three fathers who try to teach him the values he will carry into adulthood: Cuyloga, his Indian father; Harry Butler, his white father; and the Sun, his spiritual?
Despite these tough circumstances, Tootoo became the first ever Inuk to play in the NHL. One of the challenges that impacted Jordin the most was the loss of one of his best friends, his brother Terence. Tootoo’s journey to overcome challenges such as a brother’s death, alcoholism, and self-discovery, demonstrated how he was able to seize the opportunities and overcome his challenges. Jordin’s brother’s death played a significant role in his life as it left him damaged and emotionally unstable, which ultimately led to his abuse of alcohol. Terence
Howard William Morenz (September 21, 1902 – March 8, 1937) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player. Beginning in 1923, he played centre for three National Hockey League (NHL) teams: the Montreal Canadiens (in two stints), the Chicago Black Hawks, and the New York Rangers. Before joining the NHL, Morenz excelled in the junior Ontario Hockey Association, where his team played for the Memorial Cup, the championship for junior ice hockey in Canada. In the NHL, he was one of the most dominant players in the league and set several league scoring records. A strong skater, Morenz was referred to as the "Stratford Streak" and "Mitchell Meteor" in reference to his speed on the
Sam Morris, the “surfer-boy” star of the Renegades, has hockey running through his veins. He lives and breathes the game. The only thing he’s crazier about is his family. Trina’s love saved him from himself after a season of losing and injuries. She was his life, his partner in crime, and his biggest fan.
Coming off a tough second round loss to the Pittsburg Penguins a year earlier, the Capitals and head coach Bruce Boudreau were out to make a name for themselves the following season. Players such as Alexander Ovechkin, and Niklas Bäckström were considered leaders both on and off the ice, thought of by many as crucial members of the team. However, that night Boudreau’s top guys and the rest of the team would play very sluggish. During the second intermission, he would give a speech that spoke to the hearts of his team, and hockey players around the country. This speech is significant because it speaks multitudes on the importance of striving to achieve a goal, something everyone must do in
The story “Real Work” by Rick Braggs, told of a man who had learned some hard lessons early on in his life. He described that it might be hard, hot and you might get dirty, but it was worth it. The author showed us with his comparison and contrast of his childhood experiences working with his uncle, that he experienced things at the time, that possibly made little sense. The examples of some of the work he did, was really tough. The fraternity he mentioned made me picture someone who had to push their body to extremes for their paycheck.
On It’s a Wonderful Life George Bailey changed many people’s lives over the course of his life. This is supported because of what George Bailey did to help his friends and family, his dedication to helping others, even strangers, and what would happen if he didn’t exist. It’s a Wonderful Life displays each life is important through what George Bailey did, when he finds out that he’s an important part of the town, and the scene where George wishes he was never born. George Bailey influenced a lot of people and helped friends and family through hard times. Bedford Falls would be very different without George.
Connor Quiney always knew who he was; funny, friendly, and in his own words, “lit.” Many impacts that came from his childhood has shaped him into the person we know today. To elaborate, Quiney’s athletics have played an immense role in his current personality. Quiney has been involved in a vast variety of sports, such as swimming, tennis, lacrosse and football, but out of all of them hockey is the sport he wants to continue with in life, including college. Quiney’s father has played an impact on Connor’s fondness for the sport. For instance, Connor’s father had played the sport all the way through high school, to where he eventually introduced the sport to Connor in 7th grade.
Theodore Roosevelt started his life with illness, but worked to what he became. He had a strong family and a healthy community behind him pushing him through his life. Teddy’s life was filled with struggle and hardship, but nobody can stop a man on a mission. The path he ultimately took may have not been what he imagined, but sure ended up being very successful. Although Theodore Roosevelt began life as a weak young man, he work through those weaknesses to become a strong man, and a strong humanitarian president.