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Walk through Todd Marchant’s California home and you’re likely to find more hockey equipment than beach gear kicking around. With three Junior Duck players joining one of the mightiest Ducks of them all on the ice, it’s a family affair when it comes to hockey.

No question, Booth has been doing his part to grow the sport in the Sunshine State. He is among the most requested players on the Panthers when it comes to appearances, and he’s always willing to give his time.

“It’s easy to play well once a week. It’s hard to play well and have good games three times a week,” Blake Wheeler says. “You need to find that consistency level, and that’s not just in hockey, it’s in life.”

Mark Stuart, left, and Colin Stuart, right, have earned a reputation for being hard-nosed but clean hockey players.

Who is your hockey hero? Maybe it's a professional player in the NHL or the NWHL. Maybe it's a family member, a teammate, or someone from your hometown. Whoever it is, we want to know who inspires you to be your very best. To help celebrate Hockey Hero Day, submit a short essay describing who your hockey hero is and why you admire them. Our favorite submissions will appear in an upcoming issue of USA Hockey Magazine. ‪#‎HWAA‬

The State of New York: home of the City That Never Sleeps, Buffalo wings, the hallowed baseball shrine in Cooperstown – and the birthplace of NHL captains.