The Goalie Guild is proud to publish Part 3 of a four-part series documenting the current comeback story of former QMJHL and Central Hockey League goaltender Mike DiLorenzo. This series was written by The Goalie Guild founder Justin Goldman. All photos are published with the permission of the DiLorenzo family. Read Part 1 here and Part 2 here.
Part 3: From Pro to Joe Schmoe
“Once again I’ve lost my way. Going nowhere fast, I dread the return.
Spend my days in this self-made cage where my soul can dwell,
and my loneliness is driven far too well. Too many years have passed,
too much blood has been spilled. I realize it’s my destiny, my will. All and none
of the answers I’ve found…alone I stand on hollow ground.” – The Haunted (2000)
Bouncing back, fighting back, coming back; it’s all the same. You accept defeat, you lose confidence and you attempt an emotional revival as quickly as possible, all while knowing you could end up right back
where you started.
Such is the story that Mike continued to tell, over and over and over again.