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Never Far from Home

Mar 20, 2023

Derek Shepherd is the fifth guest in the “Minnesota Chronicles”, a special series from my time in Minnesota for the Boys State High School Tourney. We got into his timeline within the rink, from his beginning as a player through his time as an official. As is the case in so many of these episodes, I tried to find the balance between timeline exploration, and storytelling. Derek has a history of reffing with his father being a manager of officials at the collegiate level. Derek assumed the role down the line as well, until life drove him to step away. I have been humbled by the many tales I have been lucky enough to share, and Derek’s stories are no different. Enjoy!