by Josh Stein
The game of Ice Hockey has always been a passion of mine. It started as a hobby but after years of playing it turned into passion. I met a lot of friends playing this sport and I learned hard work and dedication from it.
I especially got a lot from the practices, as that made me more skillful. From the goalies, to the defenseman, and to the forwards we all were instructed on the different drills which if done right could make us better. My coach Oktay guided us to be the best player possible and most of all have fun. He was instrumental in helping me learn the game and improve my skill level and I enjoyed every minute of it.
One of the best feelings I got from playing Ice Hockey was the smell of the hockey rink. Just the smell of the cold rink lifted my mind, and I enjoyed everything, especially the camaraderie with my teammates.
Some of the memories, like traveling with my teammates to a game or playing ice hockey with my teammates has instilled character and teamwork in me. I have had my highs and lows of being an ice hockey player but in the end it was not only a lot of fun but a life-long experience.
For almost twenty years ice hockey has been a part of my life and I want to continue this passion into my life story.
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