Canadian hockey player Tyler Hansen gives up sport for LDS mission


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  • Palmetto Bug Columbia, SC
    May 5, 2013 5:15 a.m.


    I've lived in both cities and would rather live somewhere else entirely.

  • Bernard GUi Puyallup, WA
    May 3, 2013 9:27 a.m.

    I admire and applaud his decision; however, thousands of young men and women make sacrifices to serve missions. Why is it just the athletes get singled out in the press?

  • The.Canuck Tooele, UT
    May 3, 2013 2:00 a.m.

    You ever been to Kamloops? I have been to Kamloops and Columbia, SC. My wife is from Greenville, SC. I would rather live in Kamloops than Columbia. Trust me. Columbia is no picnic.

    This young man made a mature decision. His Major Junior hockey career is now over unfortunately. Either you are drafted out of Juniors before you turn 21 or you can play for a college. The pros will not draft someone that has taken two years off from skating at this age of his development. Hockey actually requires great skill in skating and time off puts him at a disadvantage.

  • stampederus Ephraim, UT
    May 2, 2013 6:40 p.m.

    Judging from his statistics and the fact that he is a 20 year old Junior hockey player, I doubt that he is a strong NHL player candidate. I strongly agree with his assesment that there is more to life than hockey and I pray that he may have a successful mission.

  • Obama10 SYRACUSE, UT
    May 2, 2013 1:27 p.m.

    Good for him. Wish him well. He will need to shave that beard. :-)

  • DEW Cougars Sandy, UT
    May 2, 2013 9:08 a.m.

    Wish him well but I think he will be playing NHL again or do coaching.

  • Palmetto Bug Columbia, SC
    May 2, 2013 4:35 a.m.

    He may be giving up hockey but he's getting much more back in return; he gets to leave Kamloops.