I have had my dreams of playing college hockey since I began playing hockey for the u14 Alaska Allstars as a goalie. I now look up to the u16 oilers as their intensity and hard work have driven me to do my very best. As much as I love hockey I really want a college degree for later in life in case I have to get a job. I think playing AAA hockey has prepared me for not only the talent but also things like responsibility of grades, practice, games, and travel. For the two jr high years I have been able to maintain about a 3.5 GPA. It is because of my crammed schedule that I have good time management. Even though my schedule might be full I still find time for homework.
What makes me different from others is that I love to win but also hate to lose. Also no matter what team im playing im always going to go as hard as I can no matter what the score is. I can also see losing as an opportunity to go over my game to fix errors. Win or lose if you go your absolute hardest you can always leave knowing you tried your best. I feel if you want to play college hockey you have the skill but, you need to have the right attitude towards teammates and coaches.
I’ve been fortunate to win Alaska state championship 2 years back to back 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 seasons. Those experiences have been my hard work, time, and effort on and off the ice. I can only imagine the feeling of a player stepping into a college hockey arena on game night where there is lots of excitement and energy. I hope to experience that feeling one day for myself surrounded by coaches, fans and teammates.
I have attended the u14 NAPHL tournament, the alaska selects tryouts, and also the usa regional camp in colorado. I have been using all the advice and knowledge I gained from these camps to do better in practices, games and off ice Throughout the course of this season.
All these experience have shown that I am right where I want to be. As I continue to pursue my academic and athletic goals I am committed to be a hard worker and a good team player to my team as well as my coaches . I hope when I leave whatever college I go to i will stand out compared to all the great players of that school.