While speaking to five time Stanley Cup winning, Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender Grant Fuhr who is now coaching AAA Bantam hockey for the Knights of Columbus in Edmonton I had to ask what was next, what were Fuhr’s coaching ambitions. Not that coaching AAA Bantam might not be enough, but was this where Fuhr intended to stay for a while, or was this a jumping block. Fuhr happily exclaimed that working with youth hockey was a delight, and something that he truly enjoyed doing. In fact, Fuhr intends to coach the Knights of Columbus AAA Bantam Squires next season as well but also does have further coaching aspirations; they focus around coaching junior hockey. “I enjoy doing this, but I wouldn’t mind coaching [major] junior. Junior hockey is awesome and it’s a lot of fun.”
At one time or another, every one of us has thought that we would like to give back and do something good for others. It’s easy to think about doing something good, or even give money to someone’s efforts, but it is quite another to spend your time, energy, talents and emotions without expecting anything in return.
About Oil Patch
Lisa McRitchie is a fairly new writer, online at least, but makes up for inexperience with passion for the game of hockey and memories of Mrs. Leskiw’s English AP class; who knew they would pay off one day.
Oil Patch focuses on the Edmonton Oilers, the Edmonton Oil Kings, The Oklahoma City Barons and Team Canada Hockey with game coverage, news updates, speculation and interviews.
Although the Oilers have had a difficult past decade… or three, here at Oil Patch, the future looks bright.
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