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Dropping The Gloves - a conversation with Kevin Kobelka from Hockey Calgary

Updated: Nov 19, 2021

In this episode Russell is in conversation with Kevin Kobelka, Executive Director with Hockey Calgary and thankfully neither of them end up in the penalty box! Kevin talks about the greatest challenges in leading Hockey Calgary, whether he feels that criticism of hockey culture is fair and why ultimately he believes that hockey offers more to young people than simply the sport itself. You will also learn who Kevin’s favourite hockey player is, but not before he names drops a few current NHL players who are Hockey Calgary alumni.

Hockey Calgary is a volunteer driven organization that has been dedicated to helping young hockey players since 1949. Hockey Calgary is the largest minor hockey association in Alberta and one of the largest and fastest growing in North America, with 20 member associations with over 14,300 players, 3,700 coaches, 1,200 officials and countless volunteers. For further information on the various programs offered by Hockey Calgary please visit

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