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  • Olympic hockey player gains faith, loses an idol

    by Tim Ellsworth, posted Wednesday, February 14, 2018 (4 months ago)

    Photo by David McIntyre/Genesis Photos
    GANGNEUNG, South Korea (BP) -- Noah Welch had just signed a two-year deal with the NHL's Florida Panthers, and the team was expecting their new defenseman to develop and be a key part of their team.

    Then only five games into the season, Welch got into a fight with Montreal. His shoulder -- dislocated. His labrum -- torn. His season -- over. His career -- threatened.

    "At that point in my life, hockey was one of many idols that I had, and probably my main one," said Welch, a defenseman on the U.S. men's Olympic hockey team. "I didn't realize it, but God was using this circumstance to draw me to Him. He took the biggest opportunity that I've ever had in my hockey career, and just took it right away from me. He pretty much smashed the idol of hockey. Read More