At first, Jean-Gabriel “Gabe” Lacombe couldn’t quite get the hang of the sport he now captains. “I didn’t like [hockey] in the beginning…I couldn’t skate very well,” he admitted. Lacombe was 2 years old when he started skating.
His father encouraged him to keep at it and, eventually, “all my friends started liking hockey so I felt like, ‘I might as well start playing,’” he said. The rest is history.