Ep. 244: Lucien Perreault and Dave Rafus From Service Members to Hockey Team Owners

Lucien Perreault and Dave Rufus

Lucien Perreault and Dave Rafus

The world of real estate investing brings together a diverse set of individuals, each with their unique stories and interests. In one such intersection of life and investment, we meet Lucian Perreault and David Rafus, who combined their passion for hockey, military service, and real estate investments to create an engaging and transformative project – The San Diego Super Hornets. 

Lucien Perreault and Dave Rafus, military veterans and enthusiasts of real estate and hockey, shares his journey of investing in real estate through a VA loan and how it has enabled him to fulfill his lifelong passion for hockey by co-founding the San Diego Super Hornets, a minor league hockey team. Both share insights on their journey and offer advice on real estate, entrepreneurship, and pursuing personal passions.

What You’ll Learn:

  • The importance of pursuing passions beyond mere enjoyment, turning lifelong aspirations into tangible projects that serve communities.
  • Displaying resilience and potential, achieving success in tournaments and attracting attention from hockey enthusiasts and veterans.
  • How Lucian leveraged his real estate investments to provide seed funding for the hockey team, demonstrating the strategic use of financial resources to fuel passion projects and expand operational possibilities.
  • The significance of clear vision, strategic planning, and diversified revenue streams for sustainable growth and community impact.
  • And so much more!


01:15 The Birth of the San Diego Super Hornets

01:37 The Interview Begins: Lucian's Story

01:55 The Challenges and Triumphs of Launching a Hockey Team

03:23 The Role of Real Estate in Funding the Dream

06:31 The Power of Networking and Community

12:48 The Business Side of Running a Hockey Team

22:00 The Vision for the Future of the San Diego Super Hornets

30:05 Impact of COVID-19 on Local Ice Rinks

30:31 Challenges of Absorbing New Programs

31:17 Struggles of Starting a New Team

32:16 Overcoming Initial Hurdles

33:17 Building Player Trust and Engagement

33:58 The Journey of Building a Brand

34:16 Financial Challenges and Personal Investments

34:31 Achieving Recognition and Player Commitment

36:01 The Excitement of Winning Games

36:44 The Rewarding Aspects of Building a Team

48:25 Reflections on Past Purchases

55:54 Promoting and Supporting Veterans


Favorite Quote:

When you have, when you're super passionate about something, you try it, you look past the limitations that are happening.


How to Connect:

Get ready to cheer on the San Diego Super Hornets Hockey Club!

Stay updated on their latest games, news, and events by visiting their website at https://sdsuperhornets.com/.

For exclusive behind-the-scenes content and team updates, follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/people/sdsuperhornets/100092230910260/?_rdc=1&_rdr and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/sdsuperhornets/.

In addition to thrilling hockey action, support a noble cause with the 1Veteran Foundation.

Explore their website at https://www.1veteranfoundation.org and follow their Instagram account at https://www.instagram.com/1veteranfoundation/ for information on their charitable initiatives and efforts to support veterans in need.

Join the San Diego Super Hornets and the 1Veteran Foundation in making a positive impact both on and off the ice!


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My name is David Pere, I am an active duty Marine, and have realized that service members and the working class use the phrase “I don't get paid enough” entirely too often. The reality is that most often our financial situation is self-inflicted. After having success with real estate investing, I started From Military to Millionaire to teach personal finance and real estate investing to service members and the working class. As a result, I have helped many of my readers increase their savings gap and increase their chances of achieving financial freedom!

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