Friday, 15 November 2019

He's Got A Future

A lot of people, upon seeing John Scott and what he was known for during his days in the NHL, likely wrote him off before ever getting to know the man. As has been stated here before, Scott has a mechanical engineering degree from Michigan Tech. He's the author of his own autobiography, A Guy Like Me: Fighting to Make the Cut, which was an enjoyable read for me. He's currently involved in the movie adaptation of that book when he's not lending his name and abilities to charity hockey games across Canada and the US. He's a devoted father, a loving husband, and seems like he's a heckuva guy. But this article isn't about John Scott as a person. Rather, it's about a new venture that Scott may want to do if he's so inclined.

Scott has done all sorts of things since retiring from the NHL, but he had yet to call a hockey game publicly. Until tonight.
While in Langley, British Columbia as the keynote speaker for Trinity Western's Spartan Foundation fundraiser known as the Complete Champion Corporate Reception, someone must have mentioned to Scott that the Trinity Western Spartans men's team had a game that night where he could try his chops doing play-by-play for the game. Scott, never one to shy away from a challenge, took the opportunity to call a few minutes of the game between the Spartans and the University of Victoria Vikes! How cool is that?

Here's some more footage of Scott doing some solid work and take a dig at the refs in this game.

It's pretty clear that John Scott is a good guy who likes to have fun, and I'm excited to see him in Winnipeg on December 6 at the first-annual Hockey Helps The Homeless tournament where John will be playing while helping the tournament raise funds to defeat homelessness in Winnipeg. Scott's work as a play-by-play broadcaster was pretty decent for the first time, and it seems that he has a knack for play-by-play. Might we see him as a future colour analyst or play-by-play man? It's quite possible after this performance!

It doesn't seem to matter whether it's getting his degree, playing hockey, writing books, or calling hockey games, John Scott excels at almost everything he sets his mind on doing. The best part of this story is that it seems like John Scott is game for almost anything that sounds fun. That's why I admire John Scott.

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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