Ever since I have been little, in the back of my mind, I knew that I would have to work hard for my goals in life.
Growing up in Pittsburgh, I watched the Pittsburgh Penguins win various Stanley cups. The drive and compete level of them is unreal. I strive to possess those attributes everyday. At the end of everyday I think to myself, did I make myself a better hockey player today?
Off the ice, I try to work as hard as I can in the classroom because I know that it will only benefit me in the long run. My family has instilled an education first mindset into me.
For your team, I work hard every second and put my body on the line every time I touch the ice. I am a natural competitor. In practice, I battle to get every puck in the net, and make every play to the best of my ability. I feel that my play-making ability can translate to the next level with some fine tuning.
Away from the ice, I try to be positive with the team no matter the circumstances. It can be hard at times, but I understand that I must control my emotions and be positive because being negative will get myself and team nowhere.
I try to play on what some may call on “the edge.” Not to the point of taking penalties, but to the point of where you are drawling penalties to put your team in the best position to win. I will do whatever it takes for your program to win.
Some of my long term hockey goals are to play Tier 1 or Tier 2 Junior Hockey, and eventually make my way to playing NCAA Hockey. I know that I must believe and trust the process for this to happen.
Thank You for Your time, Hope to hear back - Kowin Belsterling