Player Profile

Learning To Play Hockey Later In Life – Patrick’s Story

Patrick Rodrigues grew up all over Western Canada, moving from Winnipeg to Calgary to Edmonton. But even though these places are rich with hockey history, the sport was something that his family never got into, and he had other interests growing up....
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The Best Way To Get Back In Shape! – Marc’s Hockey Discovery

Marc Lachambre played lots of sports growing up, but as the story often goes, hockey was out of the cards for his family. It can be tough to convince the rents that getting up at 6am to drive you to the cold rink is worth all the money it costs. But that...
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Getting Back Into The Game – Sean’s Hockey Story

Sean Sandhurst grew up in Winnipeg, MB and played one year of hockey growing up, but it was tough being one of four kids with a single mom, trying to play an expensive and high-commitment sport. When they moved to Vancouver, his desire to play hockey...
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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 Learns To Play Hockey

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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