On Sunday, February 11th, McFadden’s Movement proudly hosted Ryan Broadhagen as the MM27 Ambassador of the Game.
Nominated for the Ambassador program through long-time friend, Chris Knox, Broadhagen originally connected with Garrett McFadden during the Guelph Storm captain’s time at Kincardine & District Secondary School (KDSS).
Knox, who was teaching at KDSS at the time, encouraged Broadhagen to become involved with the men’s hockey team as a volunteer, and through this, McFadden and Broadhagen shared an OFSAA Championship together.
Broadhagen is also connected with WES for Youth Online – a free online counselling service for youth with a goal of ‘Wellness & Emotional Support for Youth’ – through participating in the WES for Youth Online hockey tournament in Walkerton, Ontario over the years.
In addition to his volunteer work, Broadhagen is a Special Olympics athlete, and is a national champion, winning gold in curling as the Team Canada’s skip.
Recognized as the Ambassador of the Game, Broadhagen (who missed curling practice to attend the game) was able to fulfill one of his yearly goals of making the trip to Guelph to see McFadden in action once or twice a season — a goal that has been ongoing since McFadden’s rookie season with the Storm in 2013-14.