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October 12, 2018

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Name: Aaron Snow

Hometown: Windsor, Ontario

DOB: 5/20/1988

Professional Sports: Drafted 3rd Round #90th overall to the Dallas Stars

(Aaron Snow- 2006 Dallas Stars Prospect)

If I knew then what I know now.

For the longest time, it was hard to look back on my life because it reflected what could and should have been. As long as I can remember, sports have always been a huge part of my life. I started playi...

Name: Olivia Phelps

Hometown: Corona, CA

DOB: 11/21/90

Professional Sports: Reporter | Feature Producer | Writer | ESPN3 | Big West Sports

Dear Olivia,

Let me start with, your directions to The Washington Times building will fail you, miserably, on the first day of your internship. Be happy you left the dorm early because you’ll still make it on time, but you’ll be so flustered in the middle of changing from your Uggs to your heels...

Name: Andre Menard

Hometown: Basking Ridge, NJ

DOB: 4/25/89

Professional Sports: Courbevoie (France2), Caen (France2)

Let’s cut to the chase. My hockey career isn’t anything compared to the previous writers on The Numbers Game. However, I’ve learned a lot of things along the way that may give a different perspective into the world of “pro hockey”.

I was 23 Years old. I had just won an ACHA National Championship with the University...

Name: Brianna Decker

Hometown: Dousman, WI

DOB: 5/13/1991

Collegiate Sports: University of Wisconsin, 2012 Patty Kazmaier Award Winner- Awarded to the best female ice hockey player at the NCAA D1 level, 2011 NCAA Tournament Champion.

Professional Sports: 2018 Olympic Games Gold Medalist, 2014 Olympic Games Silver Medalist, USA National Team 2007-present, 2016 NWHL Isobel Cup Champion, 2015 CWHL Clarkson Cup Champion, Boston Blades...

Name: Rob Starbuck

Hometown: Greensboro, N.C.

DOB: 1/17/88

Collegiate Sports: Georgetown University Football (2006-2010)

My rocky recruiting process finally came to an end at 7:30am on Wednesday, February 1, 2006- "National Signing Day". My mom woke me up and had me sign my Letter of Intent to play football at Georgetown University so she could fax it into my new coaches and make my dream of playing college football official.

We kn...

Name: Scott Clemmensen

Hometown: Urbandale, IA

DOB: 7/23/77

Professional Sports: 14 years between the New Jersey Devils, Florida Panthers, and the Toronto Maple Leafs in the NHL, including each teams respective AHL affiliates.

Currently: Goaltending Development Coach for the New Jersey Devils

 (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

I feel fortunate to have played hockey for a living. I played for 14 years as a pro, half of those years wer...

December 12, 2017

Name: Andy Miele

Hometown: Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan

DOB: 4/15/88

Professional Sports: Phoenix Coyotes (NHL), Portland Pirates (AHL), Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL), Lehigh Valley Phantoms (AHL), Malmo Redhawks (SweHL)

“Andy, did you remember to lock the door behind you?” asked Hilary, my wife.

“Yep, all set. They sent you the plane tickets, right? Let’s go.”

“Europe here we come.”

It was the end of July and the time had finally com...

Name: Marcus Knecht

Hometown: Toronto, Canada

DOB: June 21, 1990

2010 MLB Amateur Draft, 3rd Round Pick

Professional Experience: 8 years 

Team Canada Gold Medallist

 (2011 Team Canada Pan-Am Games)

 The more you play the Game, the more you realize what a gift it is. The test of character, the preparation, and the execution packed into every single pitch, every single night. The tension of playoff baseball, putting it all on the line...

November 16, 2017

Name: Mitch Korn

Hometown: Bronx, NY. Current: Estero, FL

DOB: 9/16/1957

Professional Sports: Currently: Director of Goaltending for the Washington Capitals. Entering his 27th year in the NHL. 1991-1998 Buffalo Sabres, 1998-2014 Nashville Predators, 2014-Present Washington Capitals.

Pro goalies include:  Braden Holtby, Dominik Hasek, Grant Fuhr, Tomas Vokoun, Philipp Grubauer, Pekka Rinne, Carter Hutton, Devin Dubnyk, Scott Darlin...

Name: T.E. Blaisdell Jr. (Teddy)

Hometown: Manchester, NH

Age: 71

Professional Sports: Manchester Monarchs Associate Equipment Manager 2001-present day

 (Photo by: Rich Tilton)

I’ve seen a lot of kids walk through our doors. They all have two things in common: love of our game, and dreams of making it to “The Show”. It’s unfortunate most don’t get to their dream, but other dreams will come along.

I’m 71, so I know about dreams. I’ve...

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