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A Bit More on Wright

Published: May 31, 2009, 6:39 pm, by admin

Received a nice e-mail this weekend from Eric Stromgren, a sports reporter for the Bemidji Pioneer in Minnesota.

Stromgren came across the story I wrote on Air Force hockey player Kevin Wright and his fight to re-gain NCAA eligibility. (If you’re not familiar with Wright’s plight, check a few of the posts below this one)

Anyhow, Stromgren was interested because prior to working in Bemidji he worked for the newspaper in Owatonna, where he covered the Southern Minnesota Express – the junior team for which Wright played prior to coming to Air Force.

Here’s part of what Stromgren wrote me:

“Kevin was a quiet guy who led by example more than anything … but he was definitely a leader on that team. He was very driven and a good member of the community. He also worked well with the kids in the community as a role model. … This is really unfortunate.”

Indeed it is.