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Teaching Hockey In China

from Matt Belesky at The Players' Tribune,

Want to hear a joke? A guy from Southern Ontario goes to China to teach ice hockey.

That’s it. That’s the joke. Except that’s exactly what happened to me.

First things first, I knew very little about China before I went.

O.K., nothing. I knew nothing about it.

China? Man, I’m from Barrie, Ont. I mean, my only connection was Chinese food — which is way different in China, by the way. (But more on that later.)

So when Bruins p.r. director Eric Tosi approached my teammate David Pastrnak and me, as well as former Boston goalie Andrew Raycroft, about heading over this summer, it caught me a bit off guard

“You want us to go to China to represent the Bruins?” I said.


“To teach kids hockey?”


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