"We, as parents, have tried to raise our children to be loving and respectful of all people-to work at peaceful ways of playing, working and interacting," Neufeld says. "Hockey tends to negate that perspective and, in fact, at times, promotes the opposite. We have reminded [[Craig]] that he has the power to control his play and his attitude toward others and the game."For the Neufelds, those "significant things" are a supportive Christian school (Mennonite Collegiate Institute), a strong local community and an involved youth pastor who, Neufeld says, "continues to find places to meet [Craig] away from the church."
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