Bui shares mem­o­ries of a Dragon

The Drumheller Mail - - FRONT PAGE - Pa­trick Ko­lafa

One of the Drag­ons’ best and bright­est of all time re­turned to the val­ley to take in a game and to visit some fa­mil­iar faces.

Kevin Bui is the Drumheller Drag­ons’ all-time points leader. In his three sea­sons, he amassed 146 points. He went on to play at Quin­nip­iac Univer­sity and grad­u­ated with a mas­ter’s de­gree in en­trepreneur­ship.

Far from the Drumheller Me­mo­rial Arena, New York City is now home.

“I work for a mo­bile agency called Pro­lific In­ter­ac­tive - We build mo­bile apps and have worked with com­pa­nies such as Amer­i­can Ex­press, Lu­l­ule­mon, Aber­crom­bie & Fitch, etc. I am the head of part­ner­ships there,” he tells The Mail.

He flew in to see the Drag­ons’ fi­nal game be­fore the Christ­mas break and it ob­vi­ously stirred up some emo­tions.

“It was an amaz­ing feel­ing to come back to the Drumheller Me­mo­rial Arena. This is where my hockey jour­ney be­gan and it gave me so much op­por­tu­nity in my present life,” he said. “Without Drumheller, there would have been no Quin­nip­iac and no New York City. It’s great to come back and see all the fa­mil­iar faces that have sup­ported me dur­ing my time in the val­ley.”

While he was in Drumheller, Bui was in­volved in the com­mu­nity, and he still has the spirit of want­ing to give back. “I was able to meet with Coach Cur­ran and Bradley Ston­nell. I told coach that I wanted to help out in any way to help move some of these kids for­ward. I want to give back to the Drag­ons pro­gram as much as I can. I spoke with Bradley and got to learn about him as a per­son and the type of hockey player he is. He told me about his am­bi­tions to play in the NCAA and I said I was go­ing to make some in­tro­duc­tions for him.”

While he is not di­rectly in­volved in sports in his ca­reer to­day, he sees the value of his time play­ing hockey.

“Sports has al­ways been a big part of my life and it had given me so much op­por­tu­nity in life. Some of the best peo­ple I have met in my life is a di­rect re­sult of sports. It’s nice to re­flect on my legacy in Drumheller be­cause I know I was able to bring so much joy, ex­cite­ment, and hap­pi­ness to this town through my hard work and tal­ent on the ice. At the end of the day, the stats and num­bers are the byprod­uct of the in­flu­ence the peo­ple of Drumheller had on me.”

Kevin Bui... re­turns to Val­ley

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