Jaccob Slavin’s Story

RALEIGH, NC – By the time Jaccob Slavin was in his first pair of skates, the third of five hockey-playing Slavin children, the folks at the local rink had given up any idea of enforcing age rules.

“They were, ‘oh, it’s the Slavins, he can start when he’s two,” mother Wendi recalled with a laugh.

And nobody seemed to bat an eye when Jaccob learned to skate by tottering from one M&M candy to the next strategically placed on the ice, five feet apart.