The door closed and Mike Sullivan started to talk. Over the course of the next 10 minutes, the Pittsburgh Penguins coach laid out for rookie goaltender Matt Murray why veteran Marc-Andre Fleury was starting Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals even though Murray's rapid maturation was one of the reasons Pittsburgh found itself two wins from a spot in the Stanley Cup Final.
If serving as a hockey official – of any amateur sport – is a thankless job, it’s relatively glamorous compared to the people who talk people into doing that job, train them to do it right and have to replace the most promising younger ones when they inevitably move on to college and careers.
Kyle Hagel, the enforcer for the Charlotte Checkers hockey team, is fighting to increase literacy at McClintock Middle School through his Stick to Reading program and more recently a book club for boys.
Video courtesy the Charlotte Checkers
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