I would like to play for a team that is looking for an offensive defence man that they can trust to put in even the most difficult situations. A team that I can build long lasting relationships with the staff and players even after my time playing hockey is up.
I believe I have the aspect of engagement and making everyone feel welcomed and that goes along way. You can’t be a leader if nobody trusts you in the first place and I believe I have the ability to have people follow my actions so I do the most to set a good example. I see these aspects essential to having a hockey team with a good moral surrounding it. I don’t want myself to seem “standard” or a “normal hockey player” while I play this sport, I want to make an impact in any way that I can to ensure me and most importantly my team’s success no matter where I’m playing.
Ever since I was a kid growing up I knew I was a fighter. I worked hard and put my heart into what I loved with every chance I could get. And I also knew at a young age that I would do whatever it takes to succeed in what I believe in. And that’s why I moved away from home and am truly blessed to have attended the Rink/Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy for the past 4 years. I chose to use this time at the Academy redefining my own excellence and who I am as a player and who I really want to be. That means attending the Academy program from 7:30 am till 5:30 pm every day of the week. Including 3hrs of school, 2hrs of ice, 1hr of workout and 1hr of off ice skills every day. Weekends are usually games played in the CSSHL.
I was voted as the Assistant Captain of my team in my Bantam Varsity and Bantam Prep years because of my capabilities as a leader. I also played on the Midget Prep team (U18) as a 14/15 year old and returned for a second year on the team to push myself even further in my development.
For the 2021-22 season, I was successful in playing for the Kelowna Chiefs Junior in the KIJHL as a 16/17 year old. Playing with older players was great for my physical development and for being able to stand my ground in the corners and work my way out of difficult scenarios preparing me for the next level.
Not only do I work hard on the ice, but also off the ice with academics. I have a 3.9 weighted gpa and work hard for every mark that I get to show that my dedication pays off.
One thing that most people don’t know about me is that I’m a second degree Black Belt in Mixed Martial Arts which took me 9 years to achieve by hard work and training.
I know that I would make a great addition to any team willing to take me and I would do whatever it takes to make you as a coach and the team happy with my performance and habits on and off the ice.