A Divorced Father Who Inspired the Hearts of Others

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Working full time in the day, publishing a book and creating a TV show at night, a man travels 800 miles every other weekend to see his children.

What seems an overnight success actually took Kevin V. Huhn three frenetic years to achieve. The story of this Canadian, who has become author, broadcaster, manufacturer, and philanthropist, illustrates how passion and commitment can result in one ordinary person achieving the extraordinary.

Recognizing all Kevin has accomplished in just a couple of years, Andrew Hill, former president of CBS Television Productions said: “You’ve overcome incredible odds to achieve your dream. Your tenacity, patience, and faith in your project have been incredible.” Besides working full-time at a Fortune 500 company; being a husband and father in Toronto, ON; and visiting his 2 children in Montreal, Quebec every second weekend, Kevin created a multi-faceted organization to improve the world of minor hockey.

His love of the game began more than 30 years ago, as a young player in Montreal, Quebec. His commitment grew as he took on the roles of coach, manager, scout, and parent. Over the years, the biggest challenge he experienced was getting quality information about the game that he and many others required.

Kevin’s goal – to better the people by bettering the game – led him to publish a comprehensive reference book, Hockey-ology; design an interactive website; and create both a television series, The Hockey Source, and a product line to help solve the sport’s problems.

He founded his organization, The Hockey Source - The Ultimate Resource for Minor Hockey, by assembling a team of experts in various aspects of the sport, including: Peter Friesen, Head Trainer of Carolina Hurricanes; Dr. Wayne Halliwell, Sports Psychologist for Hockey Canada; Francois Allaire, world renowned goalie consultant; and Gord Kirke, sports attorney. They all believed that the timing of Kevin’s initiative was right to help the game all over the world.

Kevin believes that people need more than quality information about hockey to participate fully in the sport. “The high cost is depriving some children of the opportunity to play the greatest game on earth,” he says. Therefore, he has set a goal of donating $750,000 to teams and individuals through the sale of his book and The Hockey Source products, which are available through his website, at http://www.thehockeysource.tv.

The Hockey Source television program airs in Canada (Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., Eastern time) on the NHL Network, owned by Bell Globemedia, Insight Sports, and the NHL. In the U.S., it’s on FOX Sports Net (FSN) in New England (Sundays at 2:00 p.m.), and FSN Pittsburgh starting in December.

The Hockey Source is a production of Fire ‘n Idea Inc., a privately-owned Canadian corporation.


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