Mental Illness is OKAY

Mental Illness is OKAY

Even after the 2 years of mental health struggles, I’m still striving for my dream no matter how far out of reach it may seem. I first experienced Mental Illness in November of 2017. My coach at the time Mike Johnston pulled me aside before hockey practice and asked...
Setbacks, Hardships & Comebacks

Setbacks, Hardships & Comebacks

I just want to take this moment and thank Blair for giving me the opportunity to tell my story. I debated and was initially hesitant to write about my playing career. Luckily, Blair was persistent in encouraging me to share my story. In fact, Blair is one of the few...
A Junior Career in the Dark

A Junior Career in the Dark

First, I would like to thank BAC Hockey for the opportunity to tell my story. My name is Ryely McKinstry, I am 20 years old and I am a retired hockey player due to concussions. Other than my family, this is the first time I have really opened up and talked about my...