When you’re a teacher, nothing is more rewarding than seeing your students do great things. You are filled with a sense of pride and accomplishment.
That’s how Eli Wilson felt on Sunday morning, waking up to watch one of his students, Carey Price, win a gold medal in men’s hockey at the Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Carey has been working with Eli Wilson since 2005, the year he was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens 5th overall in the first round of the NHL entry draft.
As if watching Carey backstop Team Canada to a 3-0 shutout against Sweden wasn’t sweet enough, Eli already had reason to be proud. The day before the gold medal game, one of his other students, Tuukka Rask, led Finland to a 5-0 shutout against the USA to claim the bronze medal.
Two Eli Wilson students won medals at the Olympics, both of them clinching their medal with shutout performances. That’s impressive!
What might be more impressive is that you have the opportunity to work directly with Eli Wilson this summer, the same way Carey Price has for the past nine years and Tuukka Rask has for the past eight seasons. Eli will be personally leading camps in Detroit, Denver, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Toronto, Edmonton, Lloydminster, and Kelowna.
While your hockey career may be a few years away from an Olympic gold or bronze medal, Eli Wilson can guarantee you two things. First, your development will take a quantum leap forward in just one week working together. Second, he will be just as proud of your future accomplishments at any level of hockey as he is of students Carey Price and Tuukka Rask.