My name is Ayzek Waldron. I am 16 years old and I am a sophomore currently, learning through an online program. I reside in Cadyville, NY with my parents and twin brother, Ayden. For the 2020-21 hockey season I made a decision to move to New Hampshire and live with a billet family. I played for the Valley Junior Warriors out of Massachusetts. Eventhough there were many challenges because of COVID, I still had an opportunity to play hockey and was one of our top scorers. In addition to my regular hockey season, I was afforded an opportunity to play on a team in a NAPHL showcase in Texas. This was an amazing experience!
For as long as I can remember, hockey has been a part of my life. As a very young kid, my parents recognized the natural competitiveness in me. So, at the age of three, what was originally a way to burn my endless energy, became my passion.
Hockey took on a role that deeply rooted me to many people and places. Playing hockey has become and continues to be an extension to my everyday life. Being on a hockey team has taught me many valuable life lessons. It has shaped the person I am and continue to pursue.
When I am asked what type of person/player I am, I think about the words that have been used by my coaches, trainers, teachers and teammates; hard-working and modest. I am hardworking. Whatever challenges I am faced with, both on and off the ice, I give 110% and will not stop until I've succeeded, even if this means I must put the extra time in. When I feel like I can’t give any more, physically or mentally, I remind myself that most players or kids in my class probably feel the same way. This drives me to push past my comfort zone and exceed my limits. I want to be the one who stands out! I am modest. I am proud to be known as a modest person and player. I feel that modesty is something almost impossible to teach. For me, being modest is not a weakness, but a trait that brings strength to a team and to me, as a player and student. Whether winning a championship game or meeting a person goal, I am able to be proud in a respectful way.
My experiences, whether on the ice, in the classroom or at home, have led me to where I am now and will help guide me to where I want to go in the future. I am grateful to have continuous support from my family. They have taught me what true sacrifice and hard work looks like.