Imagine playing hockey in your first full season of Junior Hockey. The thrill of lacing the skates for the next step in your hockey career. Playing the game you love in front of family,friends and fans. Then imagine seeing that all go away with a scary season ending injury. This rings very true for Mission City Outlaws forward Brandon McReynolds.
McReynolds, a native of North Vancouver, showed up to the rink for practice as he always did not knowing what was to happen to him during that on ice session. As the team was working on body contact drills, McReynolds would take an awkward hit into the boards, breaking his leg. The injury would certainly end the season for McReynolds and the road to recovery would begin. Just when McReynolds thought he was injury free, he ended up chipping a bone in his leg and had to start the recovery process again. For most people this would be all they could handle, but not for Brandon.
McReynolds would make a full recovery once again and now he looks fully charged and poised to help his team make a real run this upcoming 2014/15 season. I had a chance to catch up with Brandon at Outlaws training camp. Here is the interview.