It takes true strength to demonstrate gracous kindness while fierce competing to achieve our personal bests. Gracous Competitors demonstrate true strength and noble qualities all admire; important for success with hockey and beyond!
appreciate opponents vs. villify them
understand that competing well means achieving personal bests vs. just doing better than opponents
demonstrate a sense of fairness and honor vs. a win at all costs mentality
love challenges for how they help inspire and push them to achieve new personal bests
want to win as much or more than anyone, but yet demonstrate tremendous self discipline to remain empathetic towards teammates and opponents, coaches, referees, parents and spectators
polite and demonstrate respect for self, teammates, opponents, coaches, officials always quick to offer lending a hand or helping out (even in challenging situations)
encourage others and try to do better versus criticizing others