Butrus Ghafari doesn’t recall how old he was, but he will never forget the feeling. His team had won a peewee youth hockey tournament, and Ghafari joined his teammates at center ice to accept their trophies. His father, Sejaan, approached. The younger Ghafari was expecting a warm embrace. Instead, his father ripped the hardware out of his hands and told him he hadn’t played up to par.
Source: Detroit Free Press