‘I’m a person that plays hockey, not a hockey player:’ Storm’s Ratcliffe recognized for off-ice work

Tony Saxon/Guelph Today

By Tony Saxon,

HALIFAX — Isaac Ratcliffe’s mom taught him an important lesson early in life.

“Growing up, becoming a hockey player, one thing my mom always told me was ‘you’re not a hockey player, you’re a person who plays hockey’ and that’s what I kind of want to be remembered as coming out of this league,'” Ratcliffe said Friday in Halifax as the team prepares for its opening game at the Memorial Cup.

“As a guy off the ice that the guys in the dressing room that can come up to talk to and a guy that the fans on the street wouldn’t be afraid to come up and talk to.”

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