This was the 92nd year of its tenure and Brijet finished in the top 10. A division of @theathletesguide www.ourhockeylife.com artistic director and creative consultant for photo shoots which has also become a fun passion project as well. “I have become completely addicted to Latin Ballroom Dancing… rediscovering my competitiveness has been beyond fun and good for my kids to see actually ~ not necessarily the dancing part, but the PASSION part. ● Brijet’s beliefs in the beauty of communicating beyond borders, whether it’s location or sport. to gather our current & former Hockey Girls for a few days of connection & inspiration!”, I’ve always been proud of him. All 3  kids, have their own unique personalities & keep Ray and Brijet on the run with their demanding sports schedules and social lives. Brijet pronounces that her kids “are social humans without a doubt! Brijet knew she wasn’t alone in overcoming the intimidation of rebuilding your life when going to a new team…she knew the stress, she knew the feeling of isolation, the feeling new beginnings…and wanted to make it all easier on families making a move. View the profiles of people named Bridget Whiteley. Being tech savvy Brijet also understand the importance and availability of technology in this transient life, therefore there is also an App for pro athletes and their significant others to collectively share recommendations in their cities/leagues and engage in forums with questions across all of the Pro Sports. Now retired NHL’er Ray Whitney and Brijet were of course high school chums for years before they officially started dating after they had graduated. This week’s guest Mozhdah has a story so inspiring that she is now named as the “Oprah of Afghanistan”, by individuals like Barack and Michelle Obama as well as Ms. Winfrey herself.– Ouça o Voice of Empowerment with Mozhdah Jamalzadah de The Inner Circle with Carrie Doll instantaneamente no seu tablet, telefone ou navegador - sem fazer qualquer download. Mrs. Whitney shares that, “I feel like that has been all over the map. And taking care is what Brijet does best. Brijet recalls fondly. You show up every day. She started as an assistant dance teacher at 12 years old and by the time she was 14 she was running her own classes. Viewers will also see choreographer Brijet Whitney, who married to recently retired all-star Ray Whitney. When Ray made the All-Star team in 2000, he revealed that his vacation plans would need to be cancelled but that it wouldn’t be a problem wife Brijet. Ray is now Pro-Scouting for the Carolina Hurricanes and coaching his son Hudson’s hockey team. Whitney scored a career-high 32 goals that first season and stuck around for three more. I’ve always tried to have something for myself, and as a mom & hockeywife, it takes even more of an effort to carve that out. Episode 25: Creating and Connecting Community. ● How she built up Our Hockey Life to now include a network of all 30 NHL teams. I had extreme anxiety leading up to the trade deadline on any given year though… Sometimes it’s equally as disappointing to NOT get traded and I’m not sure if people realize that. This website and APP offer suggestions on the housing markets, schools, restaurants, where to register your kids for sports or recreational activities, and most importantly connected you with women in your area/on your team who would be your support squad for the next….well for the duration of your hockey stay. You have created a valuable resource and I’m excited to know that it is expanding and connecting with other sports to help those families as well. Her Granny and Grandpa both played hockey back in the day. ● The ways that Our Hockey Life helps take the edge off moving, and answers questions for families to create a community, as well as speeding up the tough transition process. So how do teams/organization deal with that part of the transaction? They nailed it. Despite multiple teams, there’s always been one person consistently been interested in Ray Whitney: his wife Brijet Whitney. All 3  kids, have their own unique personalities & keep Ray and Brijet on the run with their demanding sports schedules and social lives. That is not to say that leaders cannot be made but in this case...SHE was born. They love their sports. Sounds like a textbook team if you ask me. We found 37 records in 29 states for Dean Whitney in the US. I am also a wife married to a hunky Hockey Coach. “I think moving a lot has kept us solid… no matter where we go, we have each other. Great article as usual, Kelly!! So grab a glass of wine or hot cup of somethin' and join me if you're down. Brijet reminds her community that we are all in the same boat. He worked his ass off to get in the league and he worked even harder to stay there for over 2 decades. Brijet you are an incredible asset to the hockey community. I can honestly tell you that I don’t remember a time when hockey wasn’t part of our lives.” Brijet recalls fondly. So often lately, we are joined virtually with people who share commonalities and situations and we begin to bond. Overwhelming experience. catering to each sport individually. That is not to say that leaders cannot be made but in this case…SHE was born. “It all starts and continues with dancing (tap, jazz, ballet, musical theatre) for me.”  Much like Ray with hockey, Brijet has had dance as a friend since the ripe age of 3 years old. Join Facebook to connect with Brijet Whitney and others you may know. There are always so many unanswered questions to be addressed in such a limited amount of time. Home is always what you make of it, but you have to know where to start…Enter Brijet. 2,761 Followers, 1,854 Following, 683 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Lory Ankiel & Brijet Whitney (@theathletesguide) It’s hard to just leave the game cold turkey when it’s been your oldest love of your life. Night ✨. Ray Whitney’s wife Brijet Henderson-Whitney While the Phoenix Coyotes continued their improbable playoff run, they have the requisite veteran leader to look to in Ray Whitney. Brijet Whitney The family of newly retired winger Ray Whitney goes to Las Vegas for son Hudson’s first hockey tournament on the road. This is my take away…. Ray continues to make his passion a part of his lifestyle. But every once in a while you think…”I really wish I could hang out in person with your instagram handle friend, or vent or connect about something you both have experienced, or simply just to crush a bottle of wine together and laugh about how small this world really is…So Brijet made it happen. ● Brijet’s partnership with pro baseball wife, Lori Ankiel, to create the ultimate athlete’s guide. You? Whitney has bounced around the NHL, despite being a solid contributing player. Raymond D. "Ray" Whitney (born May 8, 1972) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League (NHL). They always lead with love and go for what is in their heart, whenever a choice is possible. It’s stressful being away from the one you love, to balance your own life and passion while supporting his, to get used to one another again once the season is over, and build the greatest empire in your life…a family. A mother of 3, entrepreneur, professional dancer, and wife of now retired NHL player Ray Whitney, Brijet may have been more accustomed to change at a moment’s notice than most. We have to be absolute to take care of those special built-in friendships!” And taking care is what Brijet does best. This mom of 3, entrepreneur and professional dancer is married to now retired NHL star Ray Whitney, and relocating was a huge part of his successful career. She would also fly home often to teach classes and choreograph numbers at her family’s studio “Dance at Brijet’s” in Fort Sask., AB. In their hometown, not far from Edmonton, hockey was everywhere. And low and behold, Ray and Brijet just celebrated 17 years of married life together and 26 as a couple. It was actually the 1 year that I didn’t think he was even on the ‘trade block’ because he was injured at the time. I am a firm believer in the notion that leaders are born. Well...I'm a boy mom...obsessed. This website uses cookies.By continuing your browsing on this site you agree to the use of cookies. 6: Brijet Whitney ... Instagram … So inquiring minds want to know…How do you do it all? Please read in admiration and inspiration, Her Write Peace’s feature hockey wife who continues to DO IT RIGHT, Brijet Whitney. The LIFESTYLE blog of a mama, wife, and wanna-be writer. If you want to go far, go together.”, ● “Find something you love and just do it.”, ● “I feel most at peace with myself when I’m dancing.”. A story for the ages. Nobody is capable of doing that except ME, so quite simply, I’m making myself do it, even if it causes some extra stress or organizing.”. Brijet has been immersed in the hockey life for many years, being married to 23-year NHL vet Ray Whitney for 15 years and together for 24 years. I always got more wound up about it than Ray for sure. Brijet has melodic passion pulsing through every rhythmic appendage in her body. Hockey is in her blood line. 7/11. ● Why Brijet felt there was a need to create a community and resource guide for pro sports players and their families. Being a partner in the hockey world brings on a whole new world of stressors. It also gives us the opportunity to welcome opportunity. These little born leaders are the budding reflections of their undoubtedly amazing parents. They love their sports. You’ve got to fuel your own fire!”, G O O D • Y O U ? It is the oldest and most prestigious ballroom competition in the world. We have to be absolute to take care of those special built-in friendships!”. In addition to that, she had spent much of her youth choreographing dances in friends basements, yet was known to forget her own routines during competitions and would adlib the remainder of the dance with her own choreography. There are so many things that make me who I am, and I have to nurture all of those to be my happiest. Brijet even recounts that at the tender age of 14 she was “, This is always a loaded question…but our current home is in Scottsdale, AZ… but to me “home” is always our place in Canada.”. You see, This error message is only visible to WordPress admins. The one thing that you need upon a trade or new contract signing is support. Thanks to the W Network, we're about to get a look at the lives of the women behind the men we see on the ice. I fully adhere and admit to the MANY friendships I have made in this virtual journey. It was pretty shocking to me! catering to each sport individually. That’s not even scratching the surface in the ‘wife-ing’ department. ● The ways that Brijet’s family taught her the importance of independence and flexibility throughout the twists and turns of life. Feb 6, 2017 - Explore MELISSA TIZARD's board "Hockey Wives", followed by 313 people on Pinterest. It’s such a daunting experience. She knows the importance of friendship and values its boundaries. It all starts and continues with dancing (tap, jazz, ballet, musical theatre) for me.”, Much like Ray with hockey, Brijet has had dance as a friend since the ripe age of 3 years old. Some GM’s were better at delivering the moving news than others, and some organizations were better at welcoming you than others.”, This is precisely why I created the Obsessions of a Hockey Wife website… I didn’t want anyone to feel like I did in the cities that weren’t as ‘on it’ when it came to the ‘welcome’ part.”, I think moving a lot has kept us solid… no matter where we go, we have each other. UGH. She has step-ball-changed her way around the world leaving her mark on each of the 16 teams she and her hubby have proudly pledged allegiance to. Brijet Whitney knows a thing or two about moving at a moment’s notice. In their hometown, not far from Edmonton, hockey was everywhere. I think about the girls out there currently living it, all the feelings I had during Ray’s career & the lack of control I had over any of it.”. When Ray played for the San Jose Sharks, Brijet was cast in her first role with a professional musical theatre company which lead to multiple more shows with that company and others in Southern California. And sure, she hasn’t won awards in her honor but that doesn’t shake her tailfeather because the only award she wants to qualify for is “Mother of the Year or Wife of the Year“, to which she jokes that “those titles often get stripped“…Mom guilt is real. Not them. Some GM’s were better at delivering the moving news than others, and some organizations were better at welcoming you than others.”This is precisely why I created the Obsessions of a Hockey Wife website… I didn’t want anyone to feel like I did in the cities that weren’t as ‘on it’ when it came to the ‘welcome’ part.”. Join Facebook to connect with Bridget Whiteley and others you may know. Brijet Whitney has been through the hockey mill and continues to welcome this game into her heart and home. The ones we were ‘drafted’ with, the ones who showed me the ropes when we were ‘rookie’s’, the ones who I shared pregnancies with, the ones our kids call “uncle & auntie”, the ones we finished last in the league with, the ones we WON the CUP with, the ones we were lucky enough to play on more than one team with, the ones who kept us ‘young’ those last few years, the ones we retired with, the ones we didn’t even meet until Ray’s playing career was over, the ones we live near now, … Some are still with their husbands and some of my friendships have outlasted some of their own relationships/marriages……”, The Whitney’s lifestyle is their passion. a network of private websites (Our Baseball Life, Obsessions of a Hockey Wife (soon to be Our Hockey Life), Our Soccer Life, Our Football Life etc.) Madison Wright is a registered dietitian, personal trainer, and newly-married wife of Mike Wright, a pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles. Hockey Life does not always mean that we must give up what makes our toes tap. She laughs, “incidentally I won a scholarship at 7 years old for a solo that I made up entirely on stage because I had forgotten mine! I have become completely addicted to Latin Ballroom Dancing… rediscovering my competitiveness has been beyond fun and good for my kids to see actually ~ not necessarily the dancing part, but the PASSION part. You love with reckless abandon, you dance like everybody is watching, you hum to the tune that plays in your soul and you think of others with empathy, kindness, and inclusivity. Dr. Farha Shariff is a Professor at the University of Alberta, intersectional feminist, lead instructor at CycleBar and founding coach and Champs Boxing Studio. Hey! ● “Having community support and partnership is the way to do it.”, ● “You have an idea? 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