There’s an old adage that suggests if you really want to get something done, ask someone busy to do it. Other than her all-world hockey talent, that might help explain why Hayley Wickenheiser is so accomplished. In fact, one of the most challenging aspects Wickenheiser finds about her studies at the University of Calgary’s school of medicine is that she’s required to sit for hours in lectures. For someone who’s hard-wired to move, that’s a big ask.
“I’ve really noticed the sedentary lifestyle that goes into being a student in medical school,” Wickenheiser said. “So I actually just built a gym at my house just so I can squeeze in a couple of other hours a day for training. Your physical well-being is just as important as what you’re learning. That’s something that, as an athlete, I won’t c...
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Ken Campbell, The Hockey News' senior writer, is in his second tour with the brand after an eight-year stint as a beat reporter for the Maple Leafs for the Toronto Star. The Sudbury native once tried out for the Ontario League's Wolves as a 30-year-old. Needless to say, it didn't work out.