You were my first friend on the team I remember my first day of practice you were next to me when coach Matt had us practicing stopping. I got it my first day and you made me teach you how to do it then when we had to learn to lift the puck you had to teach me. You've been there for me since day one and you've never left my side. Even when you broke your toe playing speed ball in gym you were there. You would text me you would come to games. You were there for me when I needed help with school and boys and family and I was there for you for all the same stuff. I've never had a friend as real and as funny and as great as you. It's gonna be tough next year without you. I'll miss our conversations in the locker room before practice and our dumb jokes no one else gets because we barely understand them sometimes. But I'm mostly gonna miss your snort when you laugh. You're my best friend dude you've been there for me through some of the worst and best times.
Nov. 2014- Feb. 2017