Imagine working hard, paying your dues, and then having it all fall apart the year you were ready to shine. Last year, Grant Payne was a junior goalkeeper for the University of Colorado’s men’s D1 hockey team when he was struck down with a collarbone injury, tearing him away from the season unexpectedly.
An electric scooter accident in Denver led to a shattered collar bone for Payne. The injury would take him out for three months before he returned in February.
“It was hard mentally,” Payne said. “Especially when this is the main reason why I am here, to play hockey.