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A very moving feature by Scott Morrison of Sportsnet,
The Calgary Flames were not supposed to be good this season. That they are in the playoff race can be attributed to hard work and great goaltending. A big reason for the play of the net minders falls on the shoulders of new goalie coach Jordan Sigalet.
from Rich Myhre of the Everett Herald,
One moment Jordan Sigalet was standing in goal for the Providence, R.I., Bruins in an American Hockey League game against the Worcester, Mass., Sharks.
The next moment he was face down on the ice, motionless, with the team’s medical staff rushing to his side and anxious teammates gathering around. He would be taken away on a stretcher and would spend weeks in rehabilitation just to walk normally again.
Injuries are routine in a violent game such as hockey, but this was different. Sigalet had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis three years earlier and his fall in that 2007 game — he became too hot in his heavy goaltending gear, exacerbating his symptoms and causing his legs to buckle; he was knocked unconscious when his head hit the ice — was a cruel reminder that MS is a sly, insidious disease with no compassion and, as yet, no cure.
It is also the illness that effectively ended Sigalet’s playing career, although on that count at least there is a silver lining.
from Michael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch,
Jordan Sigalet, 27, a cat-quick goaltender, is in Tyumen, Russia, an oil city on the Trans-Siberian Railway.
Jonathan Sigalet, 22, a smooth-skating defenseman, is trying to jam himself onto the Blue Jackets roster in Columbus, where 2 inches of snow brings the city to its knees.
They couldn’t be farther apart. They couldn’t be closer.
“I always thought that someday, when I looked back on my career, I might regret not taking the opportunity to play with my brother—especially after what he has gone through,” Jonathan said.