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
When I was fourteen I moved one 1,932 Km away from my family, friends, and home to play for a prestigious hockey academy. With being at that academy and around that competitive nature I learnt perseverance, sportsmanship, as well as how to stay humble. Samuel Johnson once said “Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance”. With being the youngest on the team, I was passed over multiple times for ice time, sitting out of important games due to the fact that I was the youngest and the newest member to the team. When you get constantly looked over time after time, it takes a toll on
Many players try to make great plays by themselves, but they are only one man. “I have been practicing since I was 4 or 5 years old, but that wasn't really practice. I was just having fun.... I just loved to play hockey.”(Crosby)Another reason Sydney Crosby is so good is because he has been playing pretty much his whole life and plus he loves every bit he does as a hockey player. When Crosby said,” The best way for me to lead is through my game.” Sydney Crosby is the leader of his team and has continually shown he is the leader by playing to the best of his abilities and his hard work shows off.
I made marvelous memories that taught me that working as a team can create great opportunities. For example, my first goal was developed by my teammate setting up a skillful play. Without that teamwork, I may have never gotten my goal. Later on through my years of hockey, I developed an immense amount of passion and toughness for this aggressive sport. I’ve
Another friend I met was named Nathaniel who also shares a love and passion for hockey with me. He also knows what he is doing when it comes to hockey strategies. 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.
Through this failure, however, athletics has taught me how to get up, move on, and learn from my mistakes. Hurdling has impacted me beyond the track, as I have learned that my life is like a race. Every obstacle that crosses my path has a lesson to teach and a way to overcome it. Losing my grandfather is undoubtedly the largest hurdle I have faced. After losing my childhood hero, I was left to figure out how to overcome the devastation that came over me and how to gather enough courage to move
The defeat on the Soviet Union team, on February 22, 1980 is now known as the Miracle on Ice. The team faced Finland in the final as they completed the dream by winning and crowing themselves the best team in the world. This hockey team symbolized hope for the entire country, it showed everyone that when it doesn’t look like things are okay if you stick together and work hard you will be victorious. Herbs primary audience is the players in the locker room and the secondary audience is everyone who watched it after the game was over or years later to use as motivation. The speech was relatively short but to the point and he got the players persuaded to believing that they could win the game.
Carlos on the other hand was outstanding. Great shots, dribbling, and passing was all perfect. He attracted lots of attention from the coaches and players. It was repulsive for Ryan, Jacob, and I we were getting pushed back we lost confidence. Towards mid way of the week of tryouts we were split into two teams depending on skill.
He has gotten me to become a very influential respectful youngman, and got me to do things I don't think I could ever really do in life. And when things get harder or easier for me in life the things that he taught me I will always remember and never forget them this gave me a huge understanding of the people that just wanna become better, and those who dont wanna get better and achieve nothing. This goes from my intro from In These Girls, Hope is a Muscle. This shows how the captain of the team was pushing the team, and my personal mentor would be my coach on the way he pushed my team to finally win a state championship from the last state title being over 30 years ago
It would honestly be difficult and frightening to imagine what life could have been like if I never took that risk in signing up for hockey as it has affected so much of my life. Not only did hockey play an enormous role in my life, it also played an important role in my parents and sister’s life as well. Since I progressed into an excellent player, I joined a rep team where we would travel to distant towns and cities to play constantly. The type of commitment that was needed for rep hockey had a big toll on my parents especially when factoring in the costs of time and