LEE’S SUMMIT, MO – The Sin Bin is proud to announce a new member of Team Sin Bin. Coming soon, Les Borsheim will provide stories on minor pro hockey from a players angle.
“We are incredibly excited to have Les come aboard Team Sin Bin,” said Joe Rozycki, owner of TheSinBin.net. “As a former professional hockey player, we know he will bring a unique perspective to our readers and be able to provide a behind the scenes glimpse into what being a professional hockey player is like in all aspects of life. We look forward to what he brings to the table.”
Borsheim began his professional hockey career in 2002 with the Oklahoma City Blazers, where he played for a season and a half, collecting 10 points while racking up 250 PIM. From Oklahoma City, Borsheim got his only stint in the American Hockey League during the 2003-04 season with the Philadelphia Phantoms, appearing in 19 games and collecting 16 PIM. After spending a season in the United Hockey League with the Quad City Mallards, Borsheim made the move to Colorado in 2005, where he spent three seasons with the team, winning a CHL title with the team in 2007.
Borsheim’s life took a radical shift in 2008 when he suffered a major spinal injury in a motorcycle accident, which left him paralyzed. To this day, Borsheim continues physical therapy, while doing color commentary with Colorado Eagles announcer Kevin McGlue on Eagles home games.
“Hockey is the greatest sport in the world! It’s given me a lifetime of experience and excitement; friends and family, stories and laughs,” Borsheim said. “The game gave me a career, might have even saved my life. It’s honored me and humbled me and I’m happy to still be a part of the hockey community thru the airwaves of the Colorado Eagles and on The Sin Bin.”