"Working hard for something we don't care about is called stress. Working hard for something we love is called passion." ~ Simon Sinek
Hockey is my passion, but by Minnesota standards I started later than my peers. I learned to skate at age 6 in my home state of Indiana but it became clear to my parents I was very passionate about, and skilled at, hockey! We moved to the State of Hockey when I was a Squirt and I have never looked back.
I am absolutely dedicated to the sport and bettering my skills on and off the ice. I have been blessed to attend a middle school dedicated to hockey development that also emphasizes academics and character. I am always the first one to pick up a team mate (literally off the ice or figuratively in life), welcome players onto the ice, stay late to help coach pick up pucks and nets and get in extra practice. This demonstration of good character has opened up more hockey opportunities for me than my stats alone. I have played 15U AAA hockey on the east coast, which greatly improved my skills and prepared me for playing Juniors. I just finished a very successful rookie season in the USPHL Premier league as a 16 year old.
I am a general utility type player, battling for the puck, causing turnovers and capitalizing on scoring opportunities. I'm not the highest scorer on every team I make, but I definitely make a difference when I'm on the ice. I am a big player for my age, have the hockey sense, hands, maturity and energy that coaches look for in players. I have wanted to play Juniors hockey since I was a Mite, so I am very excited that I get to live my dream!
Academically I do well, and enjoy research, science, math and physical education. I have to apply myself much more in classes with a lot of reading and writing assignments. I am very inquisitive, with a high "need to know" and I am high energy.
In addition to hockey, I enjoy FISHING, golfing, kayaking, basketball, attending church youth group/camp, participating in 48 mile road bike courses and have mastered riding a 6 foot "giraffe" unicycle.
I thank you for any consideration, and look forward to speaking with you about how I can best add value to your program.