The Komets' backup goaltender this weekend will be Max Strang, and he's got an interesting backstory.
It comes from Ken Campbell's new book: Click here.
In it, he talks about Strang.
Here's an excerpt from the above story (and thanks to Shane Albahrani for sending the story to me):
I suppose the most drastic example was that of a young man by the name of Max Strang, a goaltender from the Pittsburgh area. He wanted to play in the Greater Toronto Hockey League (G.T.H.L.) so badly that his parents both quit their jobs and sold their house. For three years they lived on a boat, in 150 square feet of living space, in Port Credit Harbour near Toronto.
Their son played three years for three different teams in the G.T.H.L. and is now playing at Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pa., where he's getting more academic scholarship money than athletic.
The Strang family certainly stands out; but I think anyone who makes that kind of sacrifice, only to be disappointed like that, would have a heart-wrenching story.