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Portland Winterhawks player shares video project highlighting pivotal life moment

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As if playing for the Portland Winterhawks doesn't keep them busy enough, some of the players are taking college classes as well.

Since all of the players are between 16 and 20-years-old, some of them are in a college writing class and for a special project they had to discuss a pivotal moment in their life.

FOX 12 spoke with 18-year-old Caleb Jones on Monday before he showed off his project. Jones plays defense for the Winterhawks.

For his special project, Jones opened up about how his life and career really changed when his parents got divorced. He said he wasn't expecting it to happen, but when his stepdad came into his life a short time later, he helped him become a better hockey player.

In the writing class, Jones wrote about his relationship with his stepdad, and then made a video about it to show his teammates and instructor.

Jones told FOX 12 that having the guys open up about what got each of them to this point helps the team bond. While he admits it felt strange writing his story down, it has helped him realize how big of an impact his stepdad has made.

"He's helped my family out a lot. When my parents got divorced, he came in and helped keep our family together and raise us up during that tough time, and he really helped us both off and on the ice."

Jones said his stepdad hasn't seen the video yet, but he is thinking about letting him see it.

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