Seawolves goaltender Chris Kamal is featured today at the Sports Illustrated website in this article by Darren Eliot in his "View From The Ice" column. Darren details Chris' achievements this season as well as his pre-UAA goaltending background with which you may or may not be familiar.
He tells the story of Chris' year long rehabilitation during his junior career ...
After playing at Gilmour Academy in Ohio and for the Green Mountain (Vermont) Glades of the Eastern Junior Hockey League, Chris had to take a year off for surgery and rehabilitation after one of his legs was crushed in a freak accident while he was working a summer job -- where else? -- at a rink in 2008. A motorized handcart pinned his leg against a storage bin during a maintenance session in which Chris was part of the hired cleanup crew. He was 19 at the time, and without a team. Idled by the injury and on the couch at midseason, unable to do anything but think about what might have been, he declared to his dad, "I want to contact every team in the (North American Hockey League) and let them know about me."
Make sure to go to the website link provided above to read the entire article. Features like this are usually rare for Seawolves players due to the extreme geographic location of the school. This one is great to see however.
My thanks to commenter "A Seawolves Fanatic" for pointing it out. To other readers, I'm not all seeing and all knowing ... so if you come across something let me know in the comments section or forward me an email so we can share with other UAA fans.