Note: Originally published October 2020
It’s the dream of any hockey player around the world: to win the Stanley Cup. Few are lucky enough to call themselves champions and it’s always a special moment when someone from your own backyard gets the honour of raising the trophy above their heads.
That’s the case for Aurora native and OMHA grad Barclay Goodrow, capturing Lord Stanley’s mug with the Tampa Bay Lightning a few short weeks ago. Still on the high of winning the Cup, the forward took some time to be a guest on Breakaway, The Minor Hockey Podcast presented by CoachThem to reflect on his years playing in the OMHA.
“I had a great minor hockey experience. My two best friends are the same ones I played York-Simcoe with for five years,” said Goodrow. “I think when it comes to minor hockey, it’s all just about enjoying it. Enjoying hockey, growing up with your buddies and playing the game you love. Looking back, it goes a lot quicker than you may realize.”