June 6, 2019

Thomas Hodges ’20 is a full-time student majoring in journalism with a sport management minor. He stays close to his family to help his mom, who is battling cancer. And he has a rigorous practice schedule as the emergency goalie for the Dallas Stars professional ice hockey team.

On the other end of the line was the assistant general manager for the Dallas Stars. Thomas Hodges, a junior at SMU, couldn’t believe the news he had just received. He was going to be the emergency goalie for the Stars.

“I was excited, maybe a little nervous too, but it didn’t sink in until my first practice a few weeks later,” Hodges said.

This has been a dream of his ever since he attended his first Stars game when he was 11 years old.

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