A place where all are equal – and all are welcome.
It’s made of people from different towns, backgrounds,
and generations...all speaking
different languages, but all understood from the shared bond of hockey. The Barn
symbolizes where journeys begin. Its stories echo from city streets to country
concrete alleys to sand-filled roads, basement floors to sub-zero local rinks. Here,
all are only judged on speed and skill, battles fought, friendships forged, and the
willingness to give everything for the game.
The Barn is open, let’s light the lamp.
Everything for the game
Meet some of the faces changing the game of hockey. All have diverse backgrounds and hockey experiences, but each plays a powerful role in changing the narrative of hockey to be a sport that welcomes all who step into its greatness.SHOP MERCH
Chapter 1: "The Leader"
How do you thank a sport that saved your life? You give your heart and soul to all who made it possible. Despite the obstacles in his life, Reggie's mantra was (and still is) to go all in and never give up. He leads by example and aspires to help others from humble beginnings through his leadership, teamwork and work ethic.Profile
Chapter 2: "The Driven"
When stereotypes stared him in the face, Kevin set out to prove them all wrong. Born in Newark, NJ, raised by hard-working immigrant parents and supported by a local hockey program, Kevin used the ice as a proving ground to show that everyone belongs in the game. Kevin aspires to ensure others like him, particularly those of Latino descent, see the sport as an outlet to thrive.Profile
Chapter 3: "The Game Changer"
[FULL STORY COMING JANUARY 12]
A proud American with Indigenous roots who knows not all people like her get a chance in hockey, Abby's unrelenting drive led her to the U.S. Women’s National team roster. But the game has transformed Abby’s life far beyond the rink. It helped her gain confidence, an education and it has given her a platform to talk about her Indigenous roots.Profile
Coming Soon: Ryan Straschnitzki
Debuting January 19
Survivor of the devastating 2018 Humboldt Broncos bus crash that left him paralyzed from the chest down, Ryan never gave up on the game. His journey back to hockey evolved into becoming a sledge player. Ryan is passionate about inspiring others in the para community to see the ice as an opportunity.
Coming Soon: Dayton O'Donoghue
Debuting January 26
One of Dayton’s biggest fans – her loving father – suddenly passed away at the early stages of her hockey journey. With the help of her mom, Dayton immersed herself in the game and found an extended family of support from her coaches, teammates and other people from the hockey community. Dayton feels representation is critical to inspire others in diverse communities to try hockey.
Coming Soon: Zac Bell
Debuting FEBRUARY 2
Zac embraced a radically new style of hockey after a wave of concussions sidelined his journey through the junior ranks. His new style unfortunately made him a target of online bullying. But instead of giving in, Zac channeled that negativity into inspiring others to follow their passions.