Trevor Ketchum is a petty officer second class with the United States Navy. He had been deployed overseas in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
He also hadn’t seen his sister Teagan, a senior and women’s hockey player at Sacred Heart University in Averill Park, New York, in 14 months.
The separation had taken its toll.
The two siblings are very close, with hockey being one of their common loves.
Unfortunately, due to his duties to his country, Trevor had only seen Teagan play in just one collegiate hockey game.
Several weeks ago, the team hosted a Military Appreciation game, and Teagan was very excited, as it was the perfect opportunity for Trevor to make a surprise appearance — but sadly, he couldn’t make it.
This past Saturday, February 25, in Shelton, Connecticut, the Sacred Heart Pioneers faced off in a tournament game against the women’s hockey team of St. Anselm, and just as the national anthem was completed, she was called to center ice along with her opponent to face off for possession of the puck.
But then she heard the broadcaster announce a familiar name: “Trevor Ketchum.”
She instantly turned her head toward the bench, and what she witnessed made her keel over and drop her gloves and stick.
It was Trevor, emerging from the bench and walking toward her in full uniform.
Check out their wonderful, heartfelt reunion in the video below, and please SHARE this video if you love when our soldiers come home!
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