By Rochelle Bergman

How about a part-time NHL position? One that…well…..hmmm… great! A part-time career position where the lights and the pressure is on you? Would you take it? Would you take a job as a part-time goalie? Just ask Rob Laurie, he did! Rob Laurie is a part-time goalie who stills gets called up at age 44. How cool is that? Don’t knock him. He has played for the Anaheim Ducks and the Vancouver Canucks.

I feel like I should be running a job wanted sign for him. What can a part-time goalie do? Well, I started a little resume for goalie Laurie. What do you think?

Likes and Skills:

Likes to have pucks flying at him at hundreds of miles per hour! Enjoys a little free time when all of the other employees are way down the ice.  Engages with others. This happens when his area of work is full of moving arms and legs! His love for his work, gets him to work early so he can get his uniform on, before the game starts! He thinks ahead by going to the bathroom before he finishes putting on the last goalie pad! He has mastered the art of seeing though a goalie mask! Did you notice all of the skills so far? The words like: free-time, love for his job, master and thinking ahead. Very powerful words, indeed!

He is full of talent! What kind of career jobs are out there for him? He can be the dunk-ee at a street carnival. You know the person who gets dump into water when someone hits the circle with a ball. He can be a clown for children. He would have the protection needed to play the part of a crazy balloon animal making clown! What other career positions are there for him? Any ideas?

Well, I have done my part. By the way, if goalie Laurie reads this, I need a pool boy!

Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, her team is always the Toronto Maple Leafs. Instead of falling for movie stars, Rochelle fell for hockey players. As she grew up, her passion grew to include wanting to be the first female NHL player, the first female 'water' girl for her team and catching a true NHL puck. She did try for the puck, only to learn that A) the puck could have killed her, if she tried to get it or B) you needed to buy one. Years later Rochelle still loves the game! Now a days instead of wanting to join the players, (don't let her fool you, she still wants to join the team) she writes about them. Her one wish in the world is to be alive when the Toronto Maple Leafs win their next Stanley Cup! Rochelle has a certificate in Marketing/Communications at the British Columbia School of Technology and a writing certificate from Simon Fraser University. She has started her own writing company, "From Rochelle's Pen".


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