catering to each sport individually. See more ideas about hockey wife, hockey, wife. It was pretty shocking to me! In their hometown, not far from Edmonton, hockey was everywhere. Hanna plays soccer, Hudson plays hockey, Harper plays tennis and soccer…but I think that they love the time spent with their teammates even more.” She proudly boasts that they’ve got a “rule-follower”, a “rule-maker”, and a “life of the party”. Brijet even recounts that at the tender age of 14 she was “, This is always a loaded question…but our current home is in Scottsdale, AZ… but to me “home” is always our place in Canada.”. There are a lot of people who assume that being a hockey wife sets up a stage for us to perform. Today, she steps inside the Inner Circle to share the how and why of creating a community and resource guide for pro sports players and their families. Brijet recalls fondly. ● Brijet’s beliefs in the beauty of communicating beyond borders, whether it’s location or sport. Brijet pronounces that her kids “are social humans without a doubt! Being a partner in the hockey world brings on a whole new world of stressors. When Ray played for the San Jose Sharks, Brijet was cast in her first role with a professional musical theatre company which lead to multiple more shows with that company and others in Southern California. Brijet Whitney knows a thing or two about moving at a moment’s notice. So grab a glass of wine or hot cup of somethin' and join me if you're down. On good days I find it hard enough to get fully dressed, raise, rear and feed my family, and make sure everyone is happy, in addition being at the point of parenting where you are being pulled in every direction to tend to their social and emotional needs than to even BEGIN to think about myself. So here’s how you DO IT RIGHT by Brijet Whitney as told by me in all that I have learned from her. Home is always what you make of it, but you have to know where to start…Enter Brijet. Brijet even recounts that at the tender age of 14 she was “watching our guy friends play…yup, that included bantam hockey playing Ray Whitney” Swoon! In their hometown, not far from Edmonton, hockey was everywhere. And realistically, the wife, girlfriend, heck mother! Thanks to the W Network, we're about to get a look at the lives of the women behind the men we see on the ice. I can honestly tell you that I don’t remember a time when hockey wasn’t part of our lives.” Brijet recalls fondly. Exciting. This website and APP offer suggestions on the housing markets, schools, restaurants, where to register your kids for sports or recreational activities, and most importantly connected you with women in your area/on your team who would be your support squad for the next….well for the duration of your hockey stay. We have to be absolute to take care of those special built-in friendships!” And taking care is what Brijet does best. Being tech savvy Brijet also understand the importance and availability of technology in this transient life, therefore there is also an App for pro athletes and their significant others to collectively share recommendations in their cities/leagues and engage in forums with questions across all of the Pro Sports. “I think moving a lot has kept us solid… no matter where we go, we have each other. ● The ways that Brijet’s family taught her the importance of independence and flexibility throughout the twists and turns of life. They love their sports. A division of @theathletesguide www.ourhockeylife.com A leader takes you to a place of … She too lives passion, she breathes on beat, she gives way to synchronicity and steps with natural tendency that it seems to bring everyone around her together into one grand chorus line. It also gives us the opportunity to welcome opportunity. For the past two years, she has successfully planned a retreat in Arizona “to gather our current & former Hockey Girls for a few days of connection & inspiration!”, “I’ve got some extremely special relationships with my hockey girlfriends & their guys from almost every phase of our hockey journey. Sounds like a textbook team if you ask me. So Daddy plays with passion, but so does Mommy. The average Dean Whitney is around 65 years of age with around 43% falling in to the age group of 61-80. During the first couple of years of Ray’s playing career and of their relationship the young lovers lived long-distance and Brijet lightly scoffs that they “have managed to stay together ever since”. By the way…superstition is a real, real thing in hockey life, no matter what level you live. It was actually the 1 year that I didn’t think he was even on the ‘trade block’ because he was injured at the time. She’s taking it head on with no signs of slowing down. ● Brijet’s own experience in moving over 8 times with her family, including one major emotional move from North Carolina to Phoenix. The trade deadline for example, Brij tells me that, “Ray was only traded once in his 23-year NHL career. A new world is being born; we need only to remember our source. @our_hockey_life Formerly Obsessions of a Hockey Wife. I’m not a hockey wife but I’ve often considered how difficult it must be for families who have to move and start from scratch in new cities where they don’t know anyone or anything around them. ● Her version (he has one too) of how she and Ray met and fell in love. Brijet has melodic passion pulsing through every rhythmic appendage in her body. The top state of residence is Massachusetts, followed by California. Log in as an administrator and view the Instagram Feed settings page for more details. Founder and Lead Educator, Lifestyle Meditation Episode 89: Understanding your connection with the world with Mandy Trapp. So sometimes that hockey life takes us to unexpected places. Hockey Life does not always mean that we must give up what makes our toes tap. I have become completely addicted to Latin Ballroom Dancing… rediscovering my competitiveness has been beyond fun and good for my kids to see actually ~ not necessarily the dancing part, but the PASSION part. She is a creator of community. I had extreme, I feel like that has been all over the map. There are so many things that make me who I am, and I have to nurture all of those to be my happiest. savvy Brijet also understand the importance and availability of technology in this transient life, therefore there is also an. And low and behold, Ray and Brijet just celebrated 17 years of married life together and 26 as a couple. Luckily, Brijet was always, through and through, a hockey fan her whole life. P.S. Not them. You’ve got to fuel your own fire!”, Brijet just also returned from the U.K. from competing at the Blackpool Dance Festival. She would also fly home often to teach classes and choreograph numbers at her family’s studio “Dance at Brijet’s” in Fort Sask., AB. The home page of the site has the following message written by Brijet Whitney: "On Sept 7, 2011, 45 lives were lost in the worst tragedy in professional hockey history. The summer swells in the month of June budded their first kiss, their first anniversary together, and to the day, their wedding. I had extreme anxiety leading up to the trade deadline on any given year though… Sometimes it’s equally as disappointing to NOT get traded and I’m not sure if people realize that. Brijet has been immersed in the hockey life for many years, being married to 23-year NHL vet Ray Whitney for 15 years and together for 24 years. Brijet can get along with anyone. June 4th. I’ve always tried to have something for myself, and as a mom & hockeywife, it takes even more of an effort to carve that out. You love with reckless abandon, you dance like everybody is watching, you hum to the tune that plays in your soul and you think of others with empathy, kindness, and inclusivity. When it comes to passion projects, she’s all in. ● How she built up Our Hockey Life to now include a network of all 30 NHL teams. All Rights Reserved. It was actually the 1 year that I didn’t think he was even on the ‘trade block’ because he was injured at the time. It is a network of private websites (Our Baseball Life, Obsessions of a Hockey Wife (soon to be Our Hockey Life), Our Soccer Life, Our Football Life etc.) Despite multiple teams, there’s always been one person consistently been interested in Ray Whitney: his wife Brijet Whitney. ● How the transition of Ray’s retirement now gives Brijet time to turn to a huge love in her life – dancing and competition. Sure she could drop everything and revisit her “role” on the W Networks Hockey Wives, but friendship and family trump the confines of what reality television has to offer. I can honestly tell you that I don’t remember a time when hockey wasn’t part of our lives.” Brijet recalls fondly. Nicole Brown, the wife of Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown. Brijet knew she wasn’t alone in overcoming the intimidation of rebuilding your life when going to a new team…she knew the stress, she knew the feeling of isolation, the feeling new beginnings…and wanted to make it all easier on families making a move. M R S • Mc F A R L A N D She has step-ball-changed her way around the world leaving her mark on each of the 16 teams she and her hubby have proudly pledged allegiance to. Ray continues to make his passion a part of his lifestyle. What is interesting in consistency, is that most hockey wives become uneasy in how to answer that question, because one never really knows…and to speak of it is almost disrupting any sort of comfort or permanency. Brijet Whitney knows a thing or two about moving at a moment’s notice. I am a firm believer in the notion that leaders are born. You? Wednesday night we get our first look into the lives of the Hockey Wives. Overwhelming experience. Brijet knew she wasn’t alone in overcoming the intimidation of rebuilding your life when going to a new team…she knew the stress, she knew the feeling of isolation, the feeling new beginnings…and wanted to make it all easier on families making a move. I’ll be the biggest cheerleader.”, ● “If you want to go fast, go alone. New posts will not be retrieved. In addition to that, she had spent much of her youth choreographing dances in friends basements, yet was known to forget her own routines during competitions and would adlib the remainder of the dance with her own choreography. Hockey is in her blood line. ● “Having community support and partnership is the way to do it.”, ● “You have an idea? You show up every day. Pt. It has become a community of sharers and supporters all aligned together by the Hockey Gods. Madison Wright is a registered dietitian, personal trainer, and newly-married wife of Mike Wright, a pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles. There are always so many unanswered questions to be addressed in such a limited amount of time. Scrivens announced her retirement from the NWHL in 2016. When Ray made the All-Star team in 2000, he revealed that his vacation plans would need to be cancelled but that it wouldn’t be a problem wife Brijet. You have created a valuable resource and I’m excited to know that it is expanding and connecting with other sports to help those families as well. Brijet Whitney has been through the hockey mill and continues to welcome this game into her heart and home. Listen to find out more about how similar ... Ep. And taking care is what Brijet does best. So inquiring minds want to know…How do you do it all? ✨you can do hard things...trust m, E X H A U S T E D • And sure, she hasn’t won awards in her honor but that doesn’t shake her tailfeather because the only award she wants to qualify for is “Mother of the Year or Wife of the Year“, to which she jokes that “those titles often get stripped“…Mom guilt is real. Anxious. So how do teams/organization deal with that part of the transaction? Viewers will also see choreographer Brijet Whitney, who married to recently retired all-star Ray Whitney. Hanna plays soccer, Hudson plays hockey, Harper plays tennis and soccer…but I think that they love the time spent with their teammates even more.”. I finally threw a retirement party for him and had so many friends throughout his career send the best video messages, from teammates, to coaches, GMs, trainers, team personnel, equipment managers, players wives etc… it was so cool to hear them say what he meant to all of them.”. Each move has a lesson, a thousand stories, and a new home. After all…the hockey world is a business world, so sometimes you have to set your humanity aside and see that perspective as well no matter how you are feeling. It’s hard to swallow at times when you just wish someone would strip down any title or name attached to you and see you for the human who is just trying to make it out alive. Brijet gushes about her hubby, “I’ve always been proud of him. 2,761 Followers, 1,854 Following, 683 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Lory Ankiel & Brijet Whitney (@theathletesguide) If you want to go far, go together.”, ● “Find something you love and just do it.”, ● “I feel most at peace with myself when I’m dancing.”. You give your all. Brijet you are an incredible asset to the hockey community. So much so, that she made it one of her life’s missions to create a phenomenal website and app that is literally life-changing for sports families going through a move. they would never take that away from you. She started as an assistant dance teacher at 12 years old and by the time she was 14 she was running her own classes. I still get stressed out around the deadline. With this I’m sure, her hubby picked the right lady to partner with in this game of hockey life. This Canadian born girl growing up in Fort Saskatchewan, or otherwise dubbed by her Hub “The HeartBeat City” believes in the idea of following your dreams and passion with fervent tenacity no matter where you are. So where to do you call home I asked Brij (yeah, I call her Brij now), “Where do you call Home?” Her response is perfect, honest, and consistent with answers I have received in the past…she quips, “This is always a loaded question…but our current home is in Scottsdale, AZ… but to me “home” is always our place in Canada.” What is interesting in consistency, is that most hockey wives become uneasy in how to answer that question, because one never really knows…and to speak of it is almost disrupting any sort of comfort or permanency. Sounds like a textbook team if you ask me. I fully adhere and admit to the MANY friendships I have made in this virtual journey. Relieving. artistic director and creative consultant for photo shoots which has also become a fun passion project as well. This month’s hockey wife feature is the exemplar of this. “It all starts and continues with dancing (tap, jazz, ballet, musical theatre) for me.”  Much like Ray with hockey, Brijet has had dance as a friend since the ripe age of 3 years old. Jennifer Anne Scrivens (née Niesluchowski, born June 19, 1988) is an American former professional ice hockey goaltender, who last played for the New York Riveters of the National Women's Hockey League (NWHL). For the most part, they are all the same… it’s a business and moving around/getting sent up or down/traded is part of the business. She also tells the sweet story of how she and Ray met and fell in love, and the spicy details of one of her own individual passions – dancing. View the profiles of people named Brijet Whitney. Brijet pronounces that her kids “, are social humans without a doubt! A mother of 3, entrepreneur, professional dancer, and wife of now retired NHL player Ray Whitney, Brijet may have been more accustomed to change at a moment’s notice than most. I am also a wife married to a hunky Hockey Coach. We found 37 records in 29 states for Dean Whitney in the US. It was also created to nurture the identity you own outside the arena. document.write(new Date().getFullYear()); © Her Write Peace. In their hometown, not far from Edmonton, hockey was everywhere. Some GM’s were better at delivering the moving news than others, and some organizations were better at welcoming you than others.”This is precisely why I created the Obsessions of a Hockey Wife website… I didn’t want anyone to feel like I did in the cities that weren’t as ‘on it’ when it came to the ‘welcome’ part.”. ● More about the documentary Hockey Wives which featured Brijet and Ray, and what it was like to have their personal lives on screen. As I make my way through this hockey life, I always ask the wiley vet wives how teams deal with this. have to deal with the leftovers once HE leaves. Brijet Whitney knows a thing or two about moving at a moment’s notice. We are getting by and trying to make happiness a priority. Brijet is the founder of Our Hockey Life, a website that helps pro hockey players and WAGS navigate through moves and trades. Each move has a lesson, a thousand stories, and a new home. In well-deserved excitement Brijet shares that, “I’ve, recently joined forces with MLB’s Lory Ankiel in THE ATHLETES GUIDE…. They always lead with love and go for what is in their heart, whenever a choice is possible. How is, C H I L D • This mom of 3, entrepreneur and professional dancer is married to now retired NHL star Ray Whitney, and relocating was a huge part of his successful career. 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