I often tell people that all I really know is hockey, food safety and family; everything and everyone important to me falls in one of those buckets.
This weekend I travelled to St. Paul, Minnesota to watch the NCAA Frozen Four (the national division 1 championships) with a hockey buddy, and couple of his former teammates. As my friends and I sat at a brewery talking about the games we had seen the night before, I checked Twitter and read short blurbs on the developing story of the Humboldt Broncos’ terrible bus crash.
Reports of fatalities and the individuals lost populated my timeline throughout my weekend.
It’s exactly why I got into coaching.
The image to the right, three teammates, with bleached-blonde hair (dyed in team unity for the playoffs), lying in hospital beds, linking hands will always be with me.
This tragedy is overwhelming.