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Just like Dad

Local athletes talk about following in their fathers' footsteps and the lessons they learned.

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Chaminade hockey coach recalls Ottawa defensmen Wideman as a Red Devil standout

There is no guessing who Chaminade graduate and former Red Devils hockey coach Matt Hrubes is rooting for in the Ottawa-Pittsburgh semifinal series in Stanley Cup play. Hrubes is backing the Ottawa Senators all the way, especially their starting defenseman Chris Wideman. The 5-foot-10, 180-pound Wideman, 27, is from St. Louis. He played three years at Chaminade before leaving to got play Junior A hockey in at the USHL level and then head to play in college. “I think that is safe to say not to mention the entire Chaminade nation is pulling for Chris,” Hrubes said. “He is a special person ...

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Tkachuk helps Team USA win U-18 hockey tournament-record 10th gold medal

Brady Tkachuk captained the U.S. Men’s National Under-18 Team to a record 10th gold medal. Tkachuk assisted on the first goal and Joel Farabee, of Cicero, N.Y., scored twice to help the U.S. Men’s National Under-18 Team defeat Finland 4-2 in the gold-medal game of the 2017 IIHF Under-18 Men’s World Championship played in Poprad, Slovakia. The U.S. has now captured a tournament record 14 consecutive medals, including gold medals in seven of the last nine years (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017). “I’m very proud of how hard our group worked to represent all the best traits that ...

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