But in leaving home to chase his dreams in hockey, Johnny had to reconcile achieving his dreams in hockey, the sport they both grew up playing, with the fact that his brother couldn’t do the same.
“It was heartbreaking,” Johnny said. “You could see how sad it was for him to have to leave the sport behind and not play anymore, but at the end of the day, he’s never complained or said why me.
“… There’s times where I look back and I really think he deserves it with all the work he’s put in. He’s the hardest working kid I know. But at the end of the day, I’ve worked extremely hard as well. I know for a fact he would never want me to feel (guilty).”