@The.CanuckI've lived in both cities and would rather live
somewhere else entirely.
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?
@PalmettoYou 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.
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.
Good for him. Wish him well. He will need to shave that beard. :-)
Wish him well but I think he will be playing NHL again or do coaching.
He may be giving up hockey but he's getting much more back in return; he
gets to leave Kamloops.