Luke Glendening – From the Dirt to the Ice

A high school football practice drill is an unlikely stage to set for the opening scene of a story about hockey.  But that’s where this story begins.  The school was Michigan’s Grand Rapids High.  The drill was a simple one.  A bruising linebacker was putting on a tackling clinic, repeatedly pounding a scrawny sophomore fullback … Continue reading Luke Glendening – From the Dirt to the Ice

Jay Beagle’s Unlikely Path to the Pros

Some things end before they really get started. Jay Beagle’s professional hockey career seemed like it was becoming one of those things.  At 18 years old, a young Jay Beagle was attempting to launch his hockey career, playing for his hometown team, the Calgary Hitmen of Canada’s Western Hockey League.  Before tryout were over, however, … Continue reading Jay Beagle’s Unlikely Path to the Pros

Josiah Slavin – Playing to Serve

As the puck drops on the 2019-2020 NHL Season, A Lamp unto My Cleats will focus on Hockey for the next few months. We will kick off the season by featuring some exclusive content from Tage Thompson, Blake Lizotte, and Josiah Slavin! As the calendar flipped from 2017 to 2018, Josiah Slavin only seemed to … Continue reading Josiah Slavin – Playing to Serve

Blake Lizotte – Not the Easiest Path

As the puck drops on the 2019-2020 NHL Season, A Lamp unto My Cleats will focus on Hockey for the next few months. We will kick off the season by featuring some exclusive content from Tage Thompson, Blake Lizotte, and Josiah Slavin! Her kitchen table was covered with “get well soon cards,” hand-written letters, her … Continue reading Blake Lizotte – Not the Easiest Path

Tage Thompson – Trusting His Plan

As the puck drops on the 2019-2020 NHL Season, A Lamp unto My Cleats will focus on Hockey for the next few months. We will kick off the season by featuring some exclusive content from Tage Thompson, Blake Lizotte, and Josiah Slavin! “God writes straight with crooked lines.” This old saying – which is sometimes … Continue reading Tage Thompson – Trusting His Plan