Hockey has always had a significant impact on Courtney’s life, which has led to his role as Director of Player Development for Hockey Haven. Courtney is currently a Medical Assistant at Jennifer W. Pennoyer M.D. Dermatology office where he started after completing a Pre-Medical and Health Professions Post-Baccalaureate Program at the University of Connecticut. He is also applying to Medical Schools, where he aspires to pursue a career in Orthopedic Sports Medicine. Courtney earned a B.A. in Biology from Connecticut College in 2020.
At this point, hockey is part of Courtney’s identity because it has led him to where he is today and taught him essential life lessons since the age of 4. Hockey wasn’t always the easiest adjustment for Courtney as he found himself struggling to relate to the other kids.
“I grew up playing the sport of hockey as the only minority on my teams with no one that could come close to relating to my personal battles. The hardships I went through didn’t discourage me, it motivated me to share my experiences with kids so that they can learn from what I went through and feel like they have support along the way.”
Aside from Hockey Haven, Courtney is a member of the Jamaican Men’s National Lacrosse team. Giving back to kids in Jamaica and his local community via Hockey Haven is something that he is passionate about and will continue to do so that they can also have the same opportunities he had growing up playing the sport that he loves.