One of the finest I’ve ever known

When I think of excellence and people I’ve met in the hockey world, I immediately think of Gordie Howe and Wayne Gretzky. When I think of excellence and people I’ve known in Canadian university sports, I think of Steve Konchalski. Perfection and class. There’s no need, after all this time, to re-examine the lifetime achievements...

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A gigantic smile, a firm handshake

It was 60 years ago. I was a 19-year-old second-year student at St. Francis Xavier University. I was drifting blindly — or something even worse — in engineering. I was the proverbial square peg in a round hole. But I was busy doing something else that, to me, was much more interesting. I was the...

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