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Aaron’s Arena

San Jose Sharks NHL goaltender Aaron Dell poses for photos at Genesis Place on Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017 in his hometown of Airdrie, Alta. Britton Ledingham/iEvolve Photo Inc.

Aaron Dell is the epitome of perseverance. The pro hockey goalie became the first local keeper to play an NHL game when he hit the ice with the San Jose Sharks in a 3-2 road win over the New York Islanders in October 2016.

He Shoots, He Skis

Biathlete Thomas Hulsman trains at the Canmore Nordic Centre in Canmore on Friday, Mar 10, 2017 in Calgary, Alta. Britton Ledingham/iEvolve Photo Inc.

Less than six years after a fateful introduction to biathlon at WinSport in Calgary, Thomas Hulsman has repeatedly topped the nation.

Wrestlers delve into their personas

Airdrie wrestlers

It’s a long way to the top for wrestlers, but two locals are hustling their way. Ali Saif, known as Tiger Ali in the ring, and Enes Ahmetovic (Aiden Adams) have dreams of being among the best in the world and are paying their dues with promoters across Western Canada.

Brothers Stick Together

Ty and Taden Rattie pose for photos in the studio for airdrielife magazine on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016 in Airdrie, Alta. Ty, 23, plays for the Chicago Wolves (American Hockey League) and is vying for a full-time role with the NHL's St. Louis Blues this fall. Taden, 18, plays for the Western Hockey League's Red Deer Rebels. Britton Ledingham/iEvolve Photo Inc.

It is said that families who play together, stay together. That couldn’t be more true for Ty and Taden Rattie.

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