January 24th, 2016 | Uncategorized
Kelly and I went to our first Belfast Giants Game last night and it was great. We had been waiting to go all year because three of our classmates in the sports management/management program are star players. They won 6-3 and they each recorded points in the match. Johan Ejdepalm recorded an assist early in the first quarter, James Desmarias recorded 2 key goals and Kris Beech recorded a goal.
They were all key players and the crowd went crazy when they scored it was beautiful to see. We knew them as older guys who could help us figure out the profitability ratios in finance but here they were taking over the ice in front of thousands of fans. Kelly and I went from classmates to proud fans last night. I look up to all three of these guys, they carry themselves with such poise, they are three family men and they are just sincere down to earth people.
I had always wanted to be a professional athlete since I was young and I wondered if that kind of attention would change me if it ever happened. It definitely hasn’t gotten to these three they treat everyone with respect and care. They set great examples of how a professional athlete can be a positive role model in society and they are definitely role models to me. If you get the chance I would recommend you catch a Giants Match soon they are on fire this season! Thanks for reading.
Victory Scholar: James Zuccaro
Present University: Ulster University
US League: Skyline Conference
Club/Community Partner: Ulster Elks
Alma Mater: College of Mount Saint Vincent
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