Wednesday, May 13, 2009

"Motorvationally Speaking" - Kurt's Angle


At one time, Kurt was one of Atlantic Canada's top two-sport athletes.

Like a Deion Sanders on skates, Kurt tore it up on ball diamonds and hockey rinks throughout the eighties and nineties, so much so that he was inducted into his hometown's hall-of-fame.

A slugger with the Fredericton Royals, Kurt also played hockey with the FHS Black Kats and St. Thomas Tommies before he discovered a new angle. Coaching. He spent a dozen or so years in St. Stephen, followed by launching the Leo Hayes hockey program, leading the Lions to their first Championship in 2004.

Today, on TSB, we get up-close-and-personal with a guy who has taken what he has learned from the athletic field, transferring it to the stadium of life. Here he is ... the athletic director at Leo Hayes High School in Fredericton, NB ... Kurt Allen!



Kurt's son, St. Louis Blues draft pick Jake Allen was recently honored as Fredericton's 2008 athlete of the year at the 18th annual Sports Wall of Fame dinner and induction. Jake signed a three-year, entry-level contract with St. Louis back in October as he continues to climb the ranks in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

"Motorvationally Speaking", on CHCD TV, is a weekly, internet-based show focused on people who embrace the power of positive thinking. The guests may not always be famous, but they are always enlightening, and each one of them has an interesting story to tell. Your comments and suggestions are always welcome as we do what we can to inspire, educate and motivate.


"I don't care what they say about me when I'm through with sports. I don't want to be known as anything else in life but a great father"
DEION SANDERS

www.seamlessbrand.com

2 comments:

Mark L. Fox said...
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Mark L. Fox said...

Gair/Jim,

I love your blog, I read/watch every episode. On the latest post Jim Gilbert talks about Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers. I have a recent post on www.TangentTime.com that gives a little different viewpoint. Here is the post, I thought you might be interested.

http://www.tangenttime.com/2009/05/malcolm-gladwell-wrong/