Hello, my name is Hunter Kattness.
My hockey and personal skills make me an excellent candidate for your team. I have been told by my past and present team and goalie coaches that I am an extremely hard worker. I am willing to give 110% to guarantee my spot on a hockey team. I feel that my hard work and perseverance have gotten me to where I am today. Living in Alaska is pretty expensive. My parents both work, sometimes two or more jobs. So, private goalie coaching was never a sure thing. So, what I lack in "professional coaching", I more than make up for, by hard work, listening and putting the coaching I do get to good use. I am a very "coach-able" goalie. If you tell me I need to fix something or I am doing it completely wrong, I promise you will only have to tell me once. I have also been commended by coaches on my listening ability and respectfulness of others to never talk back. The response that you are going to get from me is always either a "yes coach" or a "yes sir/ma'am". My parents are from the south...I learned a long time ago to listen first and always acknowledge with respect. I am not the type of hockey player to talk a lot. I tend to be more on the quiet side of things.
My collegiate goals are to play college hockey and get a diploma in environmental science/studies. My interest in environmental science comes from a love of nature and animals and a fear that without conservation and education, this earth will not be habitable in the future. I have fond memories of being a kid and spending 90% of my free time outside, in the Texas sun, playing with my next door neighbors. While in elementary school, my favorite field trip memories are those to local zoos, parks, outdoor nature centers and fish hatcheries. About three years ago, I watched documentaries on and studied how the Earth was and is being effected by human pollution like garbage, litter, acres and acres of land fills, exhausts from gasoline vehicles and so much more. I also researched how humans were, and still are, cutting down thousands if not millions of trees that are effecting habitats for animals, birds and reptiles. I want to help the world by rebuilding and preserving animal habitats and helping endangered species regrow in population. My hope would to one day see the earth pollution free. I know it will take generations to make this a reality, but I want to be a person who takes the initial and necessary steps in making the world a better place.
My love hockey keeps me striving for the top but will never take the place of good grades and a good education. I am honored to have played in, and won the 2020-2021 national championship for the U18 AA division. I’m very excited with my progress of getting and staying in tip top shape all year round, and I’m not even close to where I want to be. I refuse to sit by and watch the world go by. I want to be a part of it, not a bystander.
Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you. I know I will be a positive addition to your team!