Tuesday, September 17, 2013


Yesterday's edition of the Barrie (Ont.) Examiner looked at how Brockport freshman Andrew Parks overcame a concussion that almost derailed his hockey career....

Andrew Parks had started to believe he wasn’t going to get better.

After months of literally sitting alone in the dark, the 21-year-old Orillia native, who suffered a serious blow to the head during a hockey game in September 2012, was questioning if it was how he was going to be living the rest of his life.

“You don’t think it’s ever going to be any different,” Parks said, a huge smile on his face as he shared the story of his recovery.

After six long months and little to no improvement in his condition, Parks was admitted to the Carrick Brain Center in Marietta, Ga. — the same one where NHL superstar Sidney Crosby received treatment in 2011 — to which he credits a large portion, if not all, of his recovery.

“It’s like I never had a concussion,” said Parks, who has moved to New York state, where he’s playing hockey for Brockport University this fall.

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Monday, September 9, 2013


The roster won't be set until the end of October, but you can get a feel for it by knowing who's no longer with the Brockport community.

Of course, we are without Mike Hayward and Colby Spooner who were both seniors last year.

The team will also be missing Scott Fasano and Logan Pfeffer, two sophomores who moved on to Ohio University.

We'll also be without Mike Hollander (who would have been a senior) and Luke Colavecchia (who would have been a sophomore). Both opted to not return to Brockport. I don't know if they hooked up with another college or team.