Athlete Testimonies:

Shane Doan

From the time he was 3 years old, Shane Doan, now the captain of the Phoenix Coyotes, had donned his skates and taken to the ice every season. During the 2003-2004 season, Doan earned his first spot in the NHL All-Star Game. Doan's hockey had never been better- then the lockout hit the players and fans of hockey.

Last season's 10-month lockout brought something unexpected- the gift of time off. Professional hockey mounts a grueling schedule, and with Doan's solid relationship with Jesus Christ, the hockey travel schedule makes it difficult to get to church. That changed during the lockout as Shane and his wife attended church and Shane had time to attend a men's Bible study.

Now with Phoenix Coyote hockey back in full force, Doan feels invigorated about the game. Some people may wonder how Doan mixes his solid faith in Christ with the rough-and-tumble world of hockey. To Doan, it's no mystery at all. "My father was a hockey player, and he's one of the most godly Christian men I know," Doan says.

"Every person has a passion for their life and for me, it's Christ, hockey, and my family," Doan says.


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