Summer 2024

From the Archives: Fire and Ice

The Pittsburgh Penguins took a 1-0 lead over the San Jose Sharks in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Monday. Penguins center Nick Bonino put the Sharks away with a game-winning goal late in the third period — resulting in a 3-2 win for his team.

Another former Pittsburgh Penguin, Jarome Iginla, discussed his story of faith with Sports Spectrum back in March 2004. Iginla, who played for the Penguins during the second half of the 2012-13 NHL season, was a member of the Calgary Flames at the time and explained how Jesus’ work in his life gave him the incredible happiness that he exudes each day.

“This feeling of fear was there for some time until I went to my dad and asked him for help,” Iginla says in the story. “He said to me ‘Why don’t you ask Jesus to come into your life, forgive your sins, and take that feeling away? If He doesn’t, then you haven’t lost anything, but if He does, look at what you’ve gained.’ So that’s what I did and to this day, that feeling in my stomach hasn’t come back.”

To read the full story on Iginla from the March-April 2004 issue of Sports Spectrum, click HERE. Iginla is currently a right wing and alternate captain for the Colorado Avalanche.