Dear Dr. Provost

We have never met; you have never e-mailed me, yet I learned yesterday via my dean that you were terminating my contract, as a full professor who has received above average evaluations for braun.hockeyseven years, effective June 30, 2013, because of bad attendance.

Lawyers will figure that bit out.

As a father of five daughters, I have strove to find a work-home balance for 25 years. I’ve probably failed more than succeeded. But I tried. My four older girls helped establish girls hockey in Canada, and I’m going to help establish girls hockey with my 4-year-old in Australia. And like I teach all the girls I’ve coached over the years, always go into the corners with your elbows up, Dr. Provost.