Being an underdog in hockey is more fun than going in top seed, no one expects you to win, it helps your team really relax. I experienced this during my first year of pee-wee hockey playing on a Tier 3 team when we went into the playoff being the lowest seed and then got all the way to the semi finals and losing in overtime. Even though we didn't win it helped me grow a little bit as an athlete. But what made me grow more as an athlete was getting cut the next year. Obviously I was devastated but I think the only reason I am where I am today is because I got cut that year. It really made me realize that if I want to play at the best level I need to work. This got me into working out, first starting with just some push-ups and squats, to now running a serious workout 4 to 5 days a week.
I want to find a school who is a good fit academically, and athletically for me. Through all my hockey experience I've learned leadership, and how to step up when my team needs it, I've learned the importance of hard work and dedication, and the drive to want to be the best I can possibly be. I feel in the 4 years I have in high school and playing midget hockey, I'll be able to develop the talent and character needed to earn a spot on your team.