Momentum is indeed a cruel mistress, and the story of Kevin ‘Wheels’ Wheeler is a true testament to the aforementioned statement.
When Kevin forgot his hockey equipment that one frosty morning, it could have been easier to chalk the day up to a loss. But Kevin wouldn’t let down hockey, and hockey wouldn’t let down Kevin. By applying his epic on-ice vision, Kevin was able to piece together a scenario that not only embodied the true nature of hockey, but one that made it possible for him to hit the ice with his teammates when he was most needed.
Enforcers, drivers, and even friendly neighbors that climb out of second story windows were needed to complete Kevin’s comeback, but what would a hockey story be without some sacrifice… and some Coke Zero?
In his third year with The Hockey Writers, Toli covers all things related to the New York Islanders. Focusing on the Islanders, the NHL Draft & draft-eligible prospect goalies, and hockey history, Toli can be contacted on Facebook by searching/messaging Toli Metter and on twitter by searching @ToliMetterTHW.