Could you explain 3848's history as someone who just recently discovered them?? I love your fics!!
It might get a little confusing, so bare with me here.
Ryan was born in South Carolina, grew up in Illinois. Vinnie was (I think?) born and raised in Bartlett, Illinois. They were born in the same year, but because Ryan was born in September, their draft years are different. Growing up, they were both Blackhawks fans and played for Chicago Mission, a AAA ice hockey club.
When Ryan was 15 or 16 (in 2010) he moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan to play for the US National Development Team for two years. At the same time, Vinnie went to Iowa to play in the USHL for the Waterloo Black Hawks, also for two years.
In 2012, Vinnie was drafted 169th overall to the Blackhawks. He attended Notre Dame for the next two years. Also in 2012, Ryan went on to play in the OHL for the Plymouth Whalers. In 2013 he played for World Juniors and won gold with USA. Later that year, he was drafted 30th overall by the Blackhawks.
He went back to the OHL for the next year.
In 2014, while Vinnie was playing for Notre Dame and Ryan for the Whalers, they both played together for USA in World Juniors where they placed 5th.
A few months later, Ryan signed with the Hawks and reported to Rockford for two seasons. During that first season, Vinnie was finishing up his sophomore year at Notre Dame and signed with the Hawks in March 2015. He played a full season in Rockford the following year along with Ryan before they both got called up permanently (but not really for Vinnie) to the Blackhawks.
I know I basically gave you their life stories, but I think it’s cute that their paths crossed a few times over the years. First while playing for Chicago Mission, then at World Juniors, and now finally at Rockford and Chicago.
During this season, Ryan and Vinnie lived together with Ryan’s dog, Riley. In this article, Vinnie talks about missing Ryan while he was sent down this year. And here, Ryan talks about Vinnie’s inability to cook or load a dishwasher.
[2013 Junior Worlds] was such a painful, difficult moment, and it was something she had to work through. /…/ Here she was not giving up at all, there’s no reason for me to stay disappointed. Satoko pulled me to my feet so we could fight again. But, the thing is, I will never forget what it felt like to be sitting there in that kiss and cry. As we were waiting for the scores to appear, I wasn’t prepared for what happened. I wasn’t able to say anything, it was so terrible. That’s why, I decided from then on, no matter the competition, I was going to hold her hand as we wait for scores to appear together.
ok, so, the olympics are over and the next big event in the skating season, nestled between the olympics and the senior world championships, is…the junior world championships! (march 12-16 in sofia, bulgaria)
juniors, you say? what are juniors? who cares about juniors? not many people well, go read this post to learn more about junior skating competitions (and skating competitions in general), then come back to this post because i’m going to talk about shoma, one of my faves who’s competing there. time permitting, i might make this into a series, and closer to the event, i’ll post schedules and other necessary info on the intro blog.
Who follows me that keeps up with Hockey and wants to talk about how absolutely crazy the Czech vs USA game was?
I’m just getting to watch it and we’re not even half way through period 2 and I’m on the edge of my seat.
Also as I started writing this they all started brawling and there’s one lines man just spinning in circles in the middle of the huddle. Oh Gods, it was like ‘QUICK FOLLOW THE PUC OVER THE NET!’
@okulllov (-85kg, Russia) making the 215kg/474lb C&J that won him the 2015 WWC in Houston, TX! After several years in a row of being on the podium, this was his year to stand on top. He’s also the 2013 and 2014 Junior World Champion, 2010 Youth Olympic Games Champion and several other major titles. Watch out for him in Rio 2016!
who is oda? like is that an irl person, or a character i should remember?
Oda Nobunari is a real Ice skater ^_^
He played a cameo in the newest episode and also in the preview last week for this week’s episode!
He is the 2006 Four Continents champion, a four-time Grand Prix Final medalist (silver in 2009 and 2010; bronze in 2006 and 2013), the 2005 World Junior champion and the 2008 Japanese national champion.