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R.J. Enga discusses being born in Germany, playing hockey in Colorado Springs, at Culver, his coaching career

Episode 38: Huskies Hockey Insider video podcast for Sept. 13, 2021.

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ST. CLOUD, Minn. — R.J. Enga was born in Germany, where his father was stationed in the U.S. Air Force, and he speaks fluent German and played a lot of soccer in his early years. When his family moved to Colorado Springs, he went to an Air Force hockey game, fell in love with hockey and started playing. He went on to play soccer, hockey and baseball for Culver Military Academy (Ind.) before playing hockey for Colorado College (1991-95) and then professionally until 2007. Enga coached in the NAHL for the Topeka Roadrunners and in the USHL for the Chicago Steel before being an assistant coach at Colorado College from 2014-21. A conversation on the 3.3 degrees of separation in hockey with the St. Cloud State men's hockey team's new director of operations and video coordinator.

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Mick Hatten is a reporter and editor for Forum News Service and helps manage TheRinkLive.com, a website dedicated to hockey. He began working for Forum Communications in November 2018 and has covered St. Cloud State University hockey since 2010. A graduate of St. Cloud State, he has more than 30 years of experience as a journalist and has been a youth hockey coach since 2014. mhatten@forumcomm.com
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