I started playing hockey when I was 5 years old. I grew up in a hockey family. My grandpa, uncles, and dad all played at a high level and many of them coach today. Playing hockey has not only taught me discipline on the ice but off as well. My mom is a nurse and my dad is a police officer, so you could say I am blue collar, and I am willing to work hard to earn my success. Through out my hockey playing career I have started from the ground up. As a mite I played house league and eventually travel. At the squirt and peewee levels I played at a higher level of tier 2
hockey, and at bantam I moved into tier 1 hockey. I believe in life you have to set goals for yourself, and follow a path. That path is not always smooth and going up.
When I was a first year peewee I tried out for a tier 1 AAA team and did not make it. I used my failures as motivation and a learning tool. Two short years after not making that tier 1 team I was playing in a state championship game at the Tier 1 AAA level.
I am excited for what my future holds. I am moving into my first year of Midget hockey, and realize that I need to put together a successful season on the ice and in the classroom.