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February 2017

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PHOTO BY Steve Woltzman; courtesy of Jeff Glover 28 // FEBRUARY 2017 USAHOCKEYMAGAZINE.COM Aspiring Actor Still Finds Time To Pursue His Passion For The Game THE 12TH ANNUAL LABATT BLUE/USA HOCKEY POND HOCKEY NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS WILL TAKE PLACE FEB. 10-12 ON DOLLAR LAKE IN EAGLE RIVER, WIS. Lights, Camera, Action W ith last year's NHL All-Star Game so close to home, Jeff Glover wasn't going to miss the festivities. The Chicago-native made the 250-mile trek from his home in Atlanta to Nashville, Tenn., to attend All-Star Weekend, using his status as an up-and-coming actor to help secure tickets. At t h e N H L Fa n Fa i r, G l ov e r j o i n e d a Super Chexx Bubble Hockey tournament. Unbeknownst to the other 60 competitors, Glover had a slight advantage. "I happen to have a Bubble Hockey Chexx game at my house, but I usually play one of my four daughters," he admitted. "They 're the only ones I'll ever let win." True to form, Glover didn't let a single opponent get a taste of victory on his way to a first-place prize. "I couldn't believe it," said Glover, who was awarded a Bauer goalie mask that featured a hand-painted All-Star logo. "I just kept going, and the next thing you know, I won it." B u t t h a t i s j u s t p a r t a n d p a r c e l w i t h Glover's charmed life. "That's Jeff. That always happens," said close friend Pat O'Meara. "Something crazy like that always happens with him. It couldn't happen to a better guy." With Glover, the adventures never stop. Last February, he competed in the "Shoot the Puck" segment during intermission of a Chicago Blackhawks game and then flew to Minnesota to watch his beloved Blackhawks play the Minnesota Wild outdoors in the Stadium Series. "He's the king," O'Meara said. "Every time I talk to him, I'm like, 'How did you get this?' He just networks, people love him and he's By Greg Bates

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