Monday, July 14, 2008

Jake Dowell: growing up with pro aspirations

The Eau Claire Leader-Telegram has a fantastic article about Jake Dowell (and fellow EC native Derek LaPoint.) I see now that the article is a year old (apparently I wasn't really paying attention yesterday), but I like the article, so I'm keeping it here. The article talks about Jake's determination as a child, sacrifices made along the way by him and his parents, what made his family realize an NCAA scholarship might be a possibility, and what made them realize an NHL career might be feasible. It also has a nice recap of Jake's career highlights. (Photo by Dan Reiland of the Leader-Telegram)