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Kids Hockey Injuries

I remember many times after a long Saturday of playing Hockey on the local pond sitting in my room asking my mother what I could do to make the current hurt stop throbbing. I come from a town that when I was growing up had a huge hockey following but no organized program. many of the kids, most of them older than I was, would get together and put on games at the local pond. This let to many minor injuries for the younger ones.I found myself in need of some home remedies for kids hockey injuries.

My music teacher to the rescue!

My two biggest loves growing up were music and hockey, and I was blessed with a music teacher who also shared my passions. You can guess my surprise when showing up for my first pond game, ( my brother drug me there because they did not have a goalie) there was my music teacher, Mr. Jordan, putting the current game together. This man make it easy to get involved, always kept the game fair, and shared his love for the sport with all involved.

What he did for us kids.

This man took all his spare time and put together a program, against the better judgement of the school board, and introduced the game of Hockey to my high school. As I went through the grades this program grew beyond belief. When the local seminary closed he arranged for them to donate their hockey rink to our school and ran many fundraisers to get the rink disassembled and reassembled on school grounds. I can only wonder just how much work it was convincing a school board that they needed this game. He also took me by the hand and helped me develop my skills, both on the ice and in the classroom. It would have came down to a serious choice between sports and music, but a severe injury to my knee ended my ice days at 16 years old.On the bright side I went on to be quite a success in the music business all because this man taught me to never give up and follow my dream.

How did the Hockey program turn out

My Alma Matter went on to build an awesome indoor facility and presently supports one of the best programs in the Midwest. One I have actually been lucky enough to coach at for two years. We just recently seen a graduating member of the high school team go pro.

I guess I got off track here.I started this to explain all the injuries I received playing with the older kids, and how my mother came up with many ways to treat them. This article started out on the subject of home remedies for sports injuries, but I guess I needed to put my gratitude for Mr. Jordan in writing. I never got to really say thanks. It is not often one is lucky enough to have someone in their life that will not let you give up.

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Lemuel  

Mr. Jordan is a true mentor and true mentors help us succeed in life. I think if you were not injured you could excel in both jockey and music. By the way, do you have music videos in Youtube where I can watch? Great article, Shawn.

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  about 8 years ago

I do! I just have to find them Lemuel, let me work on that tonight. I still have one of my sites up too, let me dig around a bit. You can go check out one of the guys I toured with here. I have not been in the band since 94 Doctor Hook

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  about 8 years ago

Good job. Glad you get to coach now. Congratulations on getting to see one of your team go pro.

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  about 8 years ago

Thanks Cynthia. I coached for 2 years, that was enough. they got me back on skates after 30 years of not being on the ice. i loved it but my knee will not tolerate it.

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  about 8 years ago

Mm. I had an athletic injury at 16 too. Know what you mean. Still, glad you get to see others go on.

  
  about 8 years ago

People like him are rare so you did good to give him the credit he is due. Thanks for sharing

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  about 8 years ago

I agree. Thanks for reading John

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  about 8 years ago

I agree. Thanks for reading John

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  about 8 years ago

If only all teachers were so dedicated! Nice article Shawn

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  about 8 years ago

When you get lucky enough to have a good one, cherish it for sure.

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  about 8 years ago
Golfspice  

It's surprising how many good things come out of involvement in sport.

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  about 8 years ago

I happens and when it does it is awesome for all involved.

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  about 8 years ago

Thanks Shawn, Great article !!

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  about 8 years ago

Thank you Ronnie

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  about 8 years ago

Great article, it is wonderful to have such dedicated teachers in a school, they on their own sometimes can get more done than a school board. A great dedication to a teacher if he is still alive I would send him a copy of the article....

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  about 8 years ago

I wish he was. I heard through the grape vine that he died. he used to come out and see my first original music band way back in the early 80's. I think of him often.

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  about 8 years ago

Dear Shawn, It's never to late to show appreciation, great article.

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  about 8 years ago

Thanks Alfred, he was an awesome guy.

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  about 8 years ago
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