Fitness and skill. Ryan and I started skating together six years ago. I’ve always been able to challenge him with my fitness and he’s always been able to challenge me to develop my on-ice skills. Through positive, constructive feedback and encouraging words, we’ve been able to push each other to improve and be our best.
“It’s the happiness and the thrill of chasing your own potential. We do that through encouragement, love and growth. You motivate me and that really helps me. We both are driven, obsessed,” said Ryan.
I’ve watched and supported Ryan’s rise from juniors to the pinnacle of college hockey. This season, he’s poised to take another big step on the path to playing pro. But first, he’s got to recover from minor surgery and I’m right there ready to challenge him (on and off the ice) and cheer him on.