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Journeyman to Family Man (ft. Jordan Leopold)

Journeyman to Family Man (ft. Jordan Leopold)

The Story of Jordan Leopold UNRL ATHLETE // NHL DEFENSEMAN The story of Jordan Leopold is simply one of hard work and family values. Born and raised in Golden Valley, Minnesota, Jordan Leopold is a household name around these parts. “Leo” as his teammates called him, was a standout defenseman for the Falcons of Armstrong High School. Instead of staying in Minnesota for his senior year, Jordan headed to Ann Arbor, Michigan to join the Team USA under-18 program for their inaugural season. Then, he went on to play college hockey for the University of Minnesota. In his final season, he led the Golden Gophers to a national...

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From Zero to 100 (ft. Christian Folin)

From Zero to 100 (ft. Christian Folin)

The Story of Christian Folin UNRL ATHLETE // NHL DEFENSEMAN Sitting at a gas station with no cell phone, belongings packed into an oversized hockey bag, Christian Folin waited on a coach he had never met. Just days earlier, his scholarship at Bemidji State University had been revoked due to his struggling English. The Swedish native was now heading south to play for the Austin Bruins of the NAHL after being released from the Fargo Force (USHL). Doubt and uncertainty surrounded his current situation. To the outside observer, Folin’s hopes of playing professional hockey seemed to be long gone. But...

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