Updated: May 2, 2019
The difference between these two photos is why I love coaching hockey.
The first photo is of Team Colorado right before our first game of the American Showcase in St Louis. Notice the players: they are all playing together for the first time and just starting to get to know each other. Look at the distance between them-- the coaches, a bunch of boys, all of them doing their own thing.
Then check out the second photo, after our last game of the tournament: A bonded group, having fun, walls down, and working together. Our locker room was pure laughter-- an absolute blast with every player involved.
Thank you, Team Colorado, for letting me humbly be a part of this team. The assistant coaches and athletes brought so much to the table. Thank you for reminding me why I love this game so much... and it doesn't hurt that we won our division!!!