I don’t usually blog about non-health related topics, but it’s nice to share good stories. Over the last few months I have been involved in an incredible hockey season that really captivated our school community and local sports fans.
During this time our players and coaches were interviewed by local media outlets (really cool experience), and countless newspaper articles, as well as being featured on the sports highlights!
If you don’t know, I am a physical education teacher at St. Mary’s High School in Kitchener Ontario.
As the coach of the Boys Hockey team for the last 4 years, I have experienced a lot of ups and downs. It’s easy to be happy when things are going great, but it is harder to find hope when things don’t go so well. After 2 years of being at the bottom of the standings, we achieved a second place finish last season. Dealing with the transfer of an influential coach and close friend, and the loss of key players we approached this season with a different attitude, and went on to win the League Championship!
The players showed passion, desire and dedication throughout the entire season. This Championship meant the world to them …and it showed. I have never been so proud of a group of guys.
Now to my work….I’m not going to win an oscar for cinematography, but I will never forget these moments.
Thanks to CTV for the video coverage!