Photo courtesy Khaled Sulaiman

Sunrise from Kitadake


Epidemiologist and medical writer

Ben at face-off in Tomakomai, Hokkaido, Japan, during a summer invitational tournament. What an experience. 5 days with a prefecture-wide select team, staying together in a ryokan, being told to eat every last grain of rice, no sodas (only tea!) from the vending machine…Such a work ethic and such an incredible time competing against the nation’s best hockey players – Hokkaido has the perfect combination of space, cold and time. There are not as many distractions as metro Tokyo. The kids are passionate everywhere in Japan, but this place holds a special torch for hockey. … Continue readingEpidemiologist and medical writer

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