Player Profile

Learning to play hockey as an adult – a life changer!

In this edition of notes from the trenches (or in our case from the bench) we caught up with Rob Kanty of Edmonton to discuss his recent experience of taking the Discover Hockey program. Every week we feature someone’s hockey story because it is...
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Passion for hockey drives Bonnyville man 5 hours each week, to Edmonton

Today Curtis Tetreau lives in Bonnyville, Alberta but he grew up in Sherwood Park, where he did a lot of skating on the outdoor pond many a winter as a kid. Those were the days, crisp air hitting his face, hard ice under his feet, cutting left and right...
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Battling On And Off The Ice – Shawn’s Story of Taking Depression Head On With a Little Help from Hockey

Shawn Labelle grew up in Orillia, Ontario where he played all kinds of team sports, unfortunately ice hockey was not in the cards back then, his family could not afford it and being small did not play well with hockey. Years later, Shawn’s career...
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“I felt weird, being a Canadian who no longer knew how to skate” – Mike learns to play hockey again

Mike Goulet grew up in Sherwood Park, Alberta, just outside of Edmonton. He played a little hockey but when it came to decide where to focus his efforts and energies, he chose to play soccer over hockey. Years later as an adult, Mike had this weird feeling:...
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“Yes, I can, I CAN do this!” [Lori’s Hockey Leap of Faith]

Lori grew up in rural Alberta working the farm as most kids do. She loved watching the Oilers in the 80’s and decided to play hockey in high school. She loved it, but as life often gets in the way, she found it difficult to find time to play in...
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“You Are Never Too Old To Try!” [Ron’s Story Of Perseverance]

Ron grew up watching his Bruins play on Hockey Night In Canada and playing on the outdoor rink whenever he could. He went years without touching the ice, and in 2011 at 61 years of age, Ron was diagnosed with cancer. He battled through and beat the disease,...
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“There’s nothing to be nervous about!” [Daina’s story to hockey glory]

Daina grew up in Edmonton, and as a born and raised Canadian, she loved watching hockey. Unfortunately she was not able to play as a kid. When her husband heard of the Discover Hockey program he knew that it would be the perfect birthday present for...
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“Hockey Was Never An Option For Me Growing Up”

Diane had the hockey bug from a very young age, growing up in Ontario she admired Paul Hendrson, even before he scored the goal that defined the nation in the Summit Series against the Russians on that fateful night in Moscow to bring Canada the victory...
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“I Assumed It Was Too Late For Me” [How Jim Accomplished the “Impossible”]

After skating on a frozen lake in Calgary last winter with his nephews, Jim discovered an acute desire to learn how to play hockey and was stunned to find an adult beginner hockey program right in his hometown! He signed up for Discover Hockey, and found...
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