When it comes to youth hockey, life can get hectic at times.
Look no further than a six-day stretch this past November for Ben Mirageas of Newburyport, Mass., while playing for the USHL’s Chicago Steel: a game Friday at the Madison Capitols, another Saturday at the Green Bay Gamblers and one Wednesday at the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders. That’s more than 500 miles of travel for the defenseman. But what about class time?
Step in online courses — in Mirageas’ case, the University of Nebraska High School — which helped him earn his high school diploma on his own schedule.