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Kenton and Kathy Spink Are Proud to Watch as Three Brothers Pursue Their Hockey Dreams
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Tanner, Tylor, Kenton, Kathy and Tyson Spink.
By Molly Kett
he Spink family, Tyson, Tylor, Tanner, Kathy, and Kenton, are quite the local hockey family. Twentyfour-year-old twins Tyson and Tylor are currently playing professional hockey in the Sweden Hockey League on the same team. Their 21-year-old brother Tanner is playing NCAA hockey at University in Oswego, New York. All three boys are seeing great success, but it’s also the first time all three boys have been away from home.
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Hockey parents Kathy and Kenton Spink told Sports Energy what it’s like to see your kids reach such success while adjusting to them living so far away. When Kathy thinks of the best part of all three boys reaching such a successful level of hockey, it boils down to pride. “It’s just being as proud as you can be for all three of them, knowing what they had to persevere and compromise to be able to get to the level that they’re at. It has not been easy; it has been a lot of hard work. It’s a deep passion for what they’ve dreamt to be,” says Kathy.
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Photo Submitted “They’ve given up a lot in their lives to be able to still make it to hockey practices early in the morning and miss parties on weekends with friends to be able to be working out and being as dedicated as they are. So, as pro hockey players that the twins are right now, it didn’t come easy and it certainly still isn’t easy. Just to see their success both on and off the ice is huge. They’ve learnt so much from the sport, not only as hockey players but as true young men that have gained amazing friendships
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Published on Jan 6, 2018