For anyone who has ever been passionate about being the best at something, whether it is athletics, music, art, theatre or any number of other activities, it is painful to come face to face with someone who is more talented. I have endured this issue throughout my hockey career. But I always followed the quote, “ Hard word beats talent when talent dosen’t work”. I’ve been to US Nationals and competed against talented players but I was able to work hard enough to the point that talent had no factor. I’ve always enjoyed the game since I was 7 and want to further my hockey career.