In the spirit of the holidays, credit two priests and a monk in Saskatchewan in western Canada for helping Al Stewart put his life together and become a regular in the National Hockey League with the New Jersey Devils.
Stewart has had plenty of misfortune in professional hockey.
He was on the verge of making the Devils last season, but suffered a broken left leg during an accident in practice. He suffered fractures of the tibia and fibula while waiting his turn for a drill.
Along with losing a season as a hockey player, he lost his faith in life in general. He went back to his home in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.