Boston Bruins Defenseman Kevan Miller joins host Ron, along with Home Base's Director of Warrior Health and Fitness / Army Veteran Ryan Vander Weit. They talk about the Pro Athlete / Warrior Athlete connection, common drive and goals in fitness, routine, injury and transition, especially during Covid. Ron gets to reminisce a bit as a fellow University of Vermont Alum where Kevan was captain of the mighty Catamounts, and Kevan gives the scoop on his new outfitter / outdoor apparel growing business gig March and Mill Co. that he created along with Brad Marchand, his teammate on and off the ice.
-This virtual conversation was originally recorded on November 18th, 2020-
Kevin Miller is a defensemen for the Boston Bruins, in his 7th season. Pre-Covid, he was injured at the knee during the 2019-20 season, and is now back on the ice for the 2020-21 season, resilient and rehabbed. Kevan came to Boston's WCVB Home Base Televent for Veterans Day 2019, bringing friend and fellow Bruin Brad Marchand to answer the phones to help our team raise awareness and funds to cover the care of our veterans and families. Kevan and Brad are good buddies in and out of the rink, one from Southern CA and the other from Canada that also share the love of fishing, hunting and just being outdoors, so they started an outdoor apparel and outfitting business called March and Mill Co. They brought along fellow hunters and veterans for their inaugural veteran hunt in 2019, and look forward to more of these trips post NHL season. Check out their adventures from Utah to Canada in March and Mill Co TV - It’s brotherhood off the ice and of of course with some good time competition - Who will pull up the biggest fish, or who gets the bullseye with the compound bow.
Since age 5, Kevan has been hooked on hockey, but his other passions for the outdoors, our veterans and military families, and of course his own growing family show how keeping well is all about that balance of work, play and giving back.
...Thanks to Kevan Miller for your time and advocacy for veterans and families, and for taking us inside your passions outside the rink - with a new business and effort to get people outdoors and connect. We look forward to coming back to the Garden to see you and your own brothers take on the competition and bring another Stanley Cup to our town, ?Maybe this year. Things are looking good I hear.
Many thanks to cohost today Army Veteran and director of WHF program at Home Base, Ryan Vander Weit.
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