USA Hockey Magazine

June / July 2018

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United Skates Of America Business Group Brings Together Those With A Passion For The Game PHOTOS COURTESY OF Robert MacKinley; Shannon Lewandoski; Getty Images ockey players share a love of the game that connects them even when they're away from the rink. Thanks to the rapidly expanding Hockey Players in Business group, former Peewee to pro players can boost their careers and support the sport with which they have common ground, or in this case common ice, with other like-minded people. "I have a lot of clients and friends who are hockey people," said Rob MacKinlay, the founder and co-president of the Cleveland- based organization. "There is a bond, a commonality there. People want to do business people with people they like and trust, and that starts with having something in common. When someone starts playing [hockey], it gets into their blood. It is a big reason why I am who I am today." The non-profit organization plans on holding several benefits with the hope of annually donating to national and local charities, H For more information, please go to Robert MacKinley's passion for the game runs from the board room to the locker room. He shares that love of hockey on to his son, Robbie. By Joe Paisley Click and Connect

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