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Ex-NHLer Brent Sopel overcoming dyslexia by enrolling in college

Brent Sopel is fighting his dyslexia head-on by re-enrolling in college. In an excellent feature by Justin Breen of DNAInfo Chicago, Sopel discusses battling the reading disorder throughout his life. He said he hid behind the problems and rarely wrote emails or read books to his kids, instead opting to make up his own stories. Growing up in Saskatchewan, Sopel recalled being humiliated...
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November 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Former NHL defenseman Brent Sopel going back to school despite dyslexia

Brent Sopel is a Stanley Cup winner (2010 with the Chicago Blackhawks), but he struggles to send emails to his friends or read books to children. The former NHL defenseman, who played for six teams, grew up with dyslexia and dysgraphia, but was not diagnosed until adulthood when he took his daughter to a doctor to get tested for the same problems. Sopel recently made the decision...
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November 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Buffalo Sabres Jack Eichel Won’t Be Good This Year According To Brent Sopel

If you are thinking the Buffalo Sabres will turn things around once their young center comes back . . . well . . . . The Buffalo Sabres start this weekend in a familiar place – dead last in the NHL in the Win column, tied with the Carolina Hurricanes at one win apiece. It’s […] Buffalo Sabres Jack Eichel Won’t Be Good This Year According To Brent Sopel - Sabre Noise - Sabre...
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October 28, 2016

Brent Sopel holds all-girls camp, tells registrants it’s free

Here’s a cool story. The CBC has reported former Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Sopel, last seen sporting one of the best mustaches ever, held an all-girls hockey camp and told the 30 registrants that the $950 registration fee would be refunded in order to support future camps. Sopel hopes word of mouth builds the camp up, and campers have a great time. “Essentially, what...
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July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-NHLer Sopel holds free all-girls camp

Brent Sopel wants to see more girls actively involved in hockey, and the former Stanley Cup-winning defenseman is willing to his part.Having played with Saskatoon and Swift Current of the Western Hockey League prior to his 13-year NHL career, Sopel gave back to the area this past week by hosting the first-ever free all-girls camp."Essentially, what I want (is for them) to go back...
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July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

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