Island goalie back on skates 30 years later: The Story Line

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“What’d you say your name was again?” asks the man on the other end of the phone.

“It’s Dave,” I tell him.

“Dave,” he repeats. We’re friends now. He’s ready to tell his story.  “Well, I played hockey a lot as a teenager. Yeah. Then I went truckin’.”

I’m sitting in the studio at CBC in Charlottetown, talking to a stranger on the phone as I do every month.

“Everybody’s got a story” is the theory I’m working on, and to prove it every month I open the P.E.I. phonebook to a random page and stab my finger at the first name I find.

This month it’s Sean Gracey. He’s in the Morell, P.E.I., section of the book and picks up on the second ring.

‘The goalie always gets it in the neck’

“I trucked all over North America from Florida to Texas to Alberta,” Gracey says.



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