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11-02-2011, 05:37 PM
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Flyerfan808
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I played competitvely since I was 9 in North Dakota. I played Peewee, Bantams, Midgets, and High School Team. I was undersized at 5'-9", but I was one of the highest scoring wingers in the state. In my junior year we won the state championship, and my bantam team was invited to a summer tournament in Winnipeg. I knew if I played well, and my team played well, that I would have a shot at an academic scholarship. As luck would have it, I would have none. In my first game I got drilled from behind and suffered a pretty bad concussion. I recovered slowly, missed my entire senior season for HS and my final season in midgets. That fall I watched my HS team win state, and my midgets team took second in the state. In the spring I got all my academic scholarships back in the mail... all denied. It was at that moment, I knew that my window of opportunity was gone. I would never play hockey again competitively. I took it pretty bad.

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