Todd Warriner, A Chatham-Kent Athlete Who Came baCK

Chatham-Kent sends athletes across Ontario, Canada, and the globe each year to compete athletically. Sponsored by baCK to Chatham-Kent, we’ll be featuring local athletes who have left Chatham-Kent, and are now baCK, living, working, and staying connected to our own vibrant sports community in CK.

This week, we feature Blenheim’s Todd Warriner. A former NHL star and Canadian Olympian, who is baCK living in Chatham-Kent. Warriner is currently working as a hockey development coach, a broadcaster with Sportsnet, and as an assistant coach with the University of Windsor men’s hockey team. Here are Todd’s responses to our baCK to Chatham-Kent athletes interview:

1. Where did you grow up?

Grew up in Blenheim.

2. What is your favourite Chatham-Kent pastime?

Pastime hmmm, the beach, fishing, boating.

3. What did you do after high school?

Joined Canadian National team after Quebec Nordiques training camp. Then played 15 seasons of pro hockey.

4. What are you doing now?

Raising family, broadcaster and coaching hockey.

5. What has made you happiest, or been the best surprise about moving baCK to Chatham-Kent?

Spending time with family, friends. After years away and having 4 children, planting roots and having Grandparents be a part of their lives.

6. What would you tell someone who is considering living in Chatham-Kent?

It’s much quieter than the city, a great place to raise a family.

7. Why did you choose to move baCK to Chatham-Kent?

Real estate prices lol!! Good schools, family time.

8.Describe your current sports involvement?

Really proud of Golden Acres Hockey School and the community support we’ve received. Enjoy coaching and mentoring young players. And cheering my own children in a variety of sports and activities from clubs to local and school sports.

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