Welcome to This Is Hockey digest. Hockey is more than a game. It doesn't just offer exercise and excitement, it teaches teamwork and perseverance, and builds character and humility. It celebrates diversity, promotes equality and helps connect families. In short, it is a community inspired by a sport.
Edmonton native Andrew Ference grew up watching "Hockey Night in Canada." He's one of the few who eventually lived his dream of playing in the NHL, even reaching a career apex by winning the Stanley Cup with the Boston Bruins in 2011.