My passion of Hockey began when I was the age of three. I don't know what it was, but every time a game came on TV I became mesmerized by what I was watching. Hockey is a sport that has been a large part of my family. My grandfather and uncle both played, and my grandfather was an assistant coach for our local high school for many years. Because of this I was able to grow up around hockey. I would not be the person I am today if it wasn't for my family. I am someone who is committed to my team and coaches. I have an incredible work ethic, which I learned from my parents. They help me to grow both as a young man, and as a hockey player.
Obstacles are something that everyone faces, but just recently my grandfather was diagnosed with Alzheimers disease. This put a huge toll on me. My grandfather and I are very close, and it is like I am losing my best friend. This has both mentally and physically put a toll on me, because just when I believe I have reached my limits I know I can go more and harder just like my grandfather did. While all of this is happening in my life, I am pleased and thankful to have a great Ice Hockey coach that pushes me to the next level every time I step on the ice. All this drives me to be a better leader, player, student, and young man.