Published in the Chico Enterprise-Record, Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph & Hockey Player Magazine
Readers, a prologue: This article previously appeared in several newspapers and on my blog. I share it again in memory of Eric Trivedi, a fellow hockey buddy. Originally from Dearborn, Michigan, Eric started playing hockey at age 5 and was a founding member of the California State University-Chico inline hockey team. Eric not only had a rapid shot but also a quick wit. He even gave me one of his old sticks—the one that never scored. Eric passed away unexpectedly two months ago at age 43. Eric, you were too young to say goodbye to.
“I thought this may interest you,” the email said. In the subject heading was a name, Wayne Marshall, my high school hockey coach. I expected the worst, to see an obituary. (more…)