Although hockey has been a huge part of my life, I haven't always wanted a stick in my hand. I developed a love for the game whenever I was 5 years old. I would turn on the TV and go to the NHL classics channel and just watch the TV for hours. I then started asking my mom constantly about having me try hockey, she kept telling me that we would start soon, but I kept bugging her until she finally got me a pair of skates. Ever since then I have loved the game of hockey and worked to improve my skills and just enjoy the game.
Hockey is a sport that I have learned so much from. One of the biggest things that I have learned from hockey is work ethic and commitment. Hockey has taught me that if I want me and my team to succeed, I have to be committed and provide a strong work ethic. Another thing that I have learned from hockey is how to cooperate and problem solve. I've spent a lot of time with many different types of teammates and coaches, after spending that much time around that many people I have learned how to work smart and well with others and have fun being around all kinds of people.
Playing college hockey has been a huge goal of mine ever since I picked up a stick. I will do whatever it takes to help to my game to the next level and eventually reach the collegiate level. I know this path will not be easy but I willing to be patient and put the work in. Academics has been a huge factor for me as I take a lot of pride in keeping my grades up and working hard to become a stronger, smarter student. Most importantly, I would just enjoy the amazing experience of playing the game.