Nathaniel and I had first met when I was eleven and, luckily, we still are good friends today. Zack and Nathaniel are only a couple of my hard working, hockey playing friends on my team. When our team plays hockey we for a bond as strong as brothers. We all eat, sleep, and breath hockey together. As we play hockey we form a strong bond like a family.
Sydney Crosby plays for the Pittsburgh Penguins and has been playing hockey for them eleven years now. Sydney Crosby also has had the honor to play for the Canadian team for six years now. Crosby has now a total of seven hundred and seventy one goals for his career in the NHL. Last season Crosby’s team won the Stanley Cup, which is like the Super Bowl in hockey. When Crosby said,” For me, I've learned that the best thing is to focus on the team you play for and yourself and what you need to do.”
Now you are part of the team. Then the fame and the glory come flying at you. Most of the time this fame gets to you and your head and you slowly start to go tumbling downhill. This is a common theme among young and upcoming high school lacrosse stars. According to Lax Power, nearly 70% of the high school lacrosse stars end up outraging their coaches mid way through their career, while the other 30% race away from the sport all together.
The main idea in the speech to me is when he tells the players that they were all born to be hockey players and that they were meant to be in the situation they are. The speech is very inspiring and efficient as it changed the course of hockey in the United States of America
How else do you think Colton Orr and Derek Boogaard made it past the AHL? It also serves as a way to police the game amongst players. It prevents many dirty, dangerous, and cheap plays from happening. Opposing players know that if they try to do anything funny, there will be consequences. This policing has done a great job at reducing the number of on-ice casualties over the years.
In, The Sports Gene, David Epstein claims that genetics can lead to major success, as two high jumpers with over 20 years difference in practice were able to compete at the same competitive level. Epstein first introduces Donald Thomas, the novice high jumper who seems to defy the idea that practice is the best way to achieve. Fast forward roughly eight months, to the World Championships where Thomas will face the best of the best in the world. His main competition, Stefan Holm, had been working at his craft of high jumping for over 20 years at this point, and was now at the same stage as a rookie with less than one year of training
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
You never really know the true value of something, until you almost loose it. Growing up I was always involved with competitive sports. I would always make the highest-level hockey team that I could for my age group. Hockey has always been something that I was naturally talented at. When I was fourteen I moved one 1,932 Km away from my family, friends, and home to play for a prestigious hockey academy.
When I was 6 years old, I found my passion for a sport that gave me great opportunities including my ability to work hard, make memories, and create long-lasting friendships. Of course i chose the very rough sport of hockey. Over the past years, a couple of bumps and bruises never hurt me, they made me even stronger. As soon as I started hockey, I knew I would learn a lot along the way.
In my eighth grade year I was attending tournament held at Western Kentucky University. I won two of my three events and was debated when I got second in the other. I remember my mother saying to me, “Jack, you did so well today, yet you are not even excited about it. That really makes me sad, I thought my son would have much humility than that.” That right there… hurt.
Bill was cut from his middle school group and did not make it onto the varsity group until his lesser year. The main school that offered him a grant was the University of San Francisco. While going to USF, Bill turned into a greatly improved player by rehearsing without stopping for even a minute. He at last advanced onto the varsity group his sophomore year, and amid his lesser and senior years he helped USF win two NCAA title titles. Amid his time playing university b-ball, Bill truly changed how b-ball was played.
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.
Senior lacrosse player Ben Rosenberg has been a reliable scorer and leader for the varsity team since his sophomore year. In his high school career, he has scored twenty-three goals and has over seventeen assists, predominantly playing midfield and attack. With a calling to serve and talent on the field, next year will find him in Connecticut, playing lacrosse for the Coast Guard Academy. Over the summer and into fall, Rosenberg played for the Maryland Xtreme Lacrosse team, an elite club team that competes in top tournaments all over the bay area.
David Rinker was born in Coral Springs, Florida on October 1st 1997. Standing at 6’1, he is a handsome quarterback at American Heritage High School. After starting his high school career at Western, where he won homecoming king, David transferred his senior year due to his extraordinary performance in the classroom and on the football field. 4.1 is his GPA along with a 1600 SAT score. He was selected for the Duke Talent Search Program, as well as the National Youth Leadership Forum.
Those guys built not only a relationship, but built a family and a bond that can’t be broken. In 2001 james and his team won the state championship that year with a 26-1 record. James won 3 state titles out of 4 and was named top high school team in the