From information I've been able to find about the community of Anahim Lake, it's located in west central British Columbia and boasts a population of somewhere between 1,500 and under 400, depending on which website you visit. The town is surrounded by lakes, mountains and nearly indescribable beauty but although there's a general store and a small airport, you won't find a hockey rink.
As a child Carey Price wanted to play hockey. Not only did his father sense he had potential to excel in the game, he believed in him enough that several times each week he would drive him back and forth to practice, three and a half hours each way. Mr. Price saw what others may not have seen: Carey had what it took to become Canada's star goaltender in the 2014 Sochi hockey playoffs.
In an article written by Frank Luba and published in the February 23, 2014 issue of The Province, Carey's uncle recalls those early days of both obscurity and promise. Carey's practice rink? In his backyard at Corkscrew Creek. His ambition? To be a goaltender.
Fast forward a decade or so and all that hard work, dedication and determination to succeed have thrust Carey into the world's spotlight; no one was more convinced that it could be done than his father.
Throughout time there have been men and women who have made a difference in this world although they've come from most unlikely places in life: as a child Albert Einstein was slow in learning how to speak, so slow in fact, that his parents consulted a doctor. Some said he would never amount to much. Schubert was born into a poor family, lived only 32 years yet centuries later his music continues to stir our hearts.
Feeling obscure and unlikely for success? All heaven believes in you!
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