Category Archives: Heroes

Zach Can Play…As Himself

For several months we’ve been posting excerpts of interviews we’ve conducted with “Zach”, a young gay hockey player who played defense for a perennial powerhouse team in the upper Midwest. He’s shared his thoughts on teamsmanship, growing up hockey, his … Continue reading

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Growing Up Hockey

In part 1, Zach talked about the hockey experience, beyond the practices and games. Here, he talks about starting to skate at 4, then his years coming up through the junior ranks and transitioning to high school play. Like many … Continue reading

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Hockey And Homework

Zach is a gay hockey player. He’s been skating since he was a kid and moved up through the ranks from his area’s youth hockey leagues to where he is now, playing D for a perennial powerhouse high school team in the … Continue reading

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“Kick the F-ing Door Down”

Apologies to Gordie Howe, but we have our own Mr. Hockey, and his name is Patrick Burke.  Ahead of an event that Patrick was keynoting over the weekend, he sat with our Leafs correspondent Andrew, for a very candid interview. … Continue reading

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“Why We Do What We Do”

Patrick Burke: In His Own Words Patrick Burke has a job to do. Not his day job as scout for the Flyers.  But it does relate to hockey, and to his best friend and brother Brendan. It’s January, and Patrick … Continue reading

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