Date of Birth January 25, 2005
Hometown Edmonton, AB, CAN
Current Team Prairie Hockey Academy U18 Prep (CSSHL U18)
Weight 150 lbs
What are some of your main goals within the game over the next 5 years?
Hockey has been a part of me since I can remember. I began hockey around the age of 4 and since then I have dedicated hours and hours to this sport that I love. When I’m on the ice, I am exhilarated and have an inner competitive spirit that drives me to do my best and support my team’s goals. As I look forward, my main goals over the next five years are to continue to build skills, study the game so I can improve, and continue to build strength physically and mentally. I hope to play in junior hockey moving myself towards an NCAA or University hockey team.
Why are these your goals? Why are they important to you? What would it mean to achieve them?
These are important goals to me as I love this game and love what it has brought to my life. It would mean the world to me to achieve these goals as I know it not only feeds my passion for hockey but each year I build a stronger foundation as a person.
What separates you as a player and person? What are some areas requiring work? How do you continue to get better?
I can continually give back when I am a player in this game to my teammates, to my coaches and to my community. I have grown up in a family that has always believed that serving others was important and I have found ways to do that through the game of hockey. I am going to continue to work on my hockey skills, my academic commitment and my life skills. My strengths as a hockey player are that I have quick feet, have a 200 foot game, I am able to find open space, pass to my teammates and have good stickhandling skills. When I’m in the game, I have the vision and creativity needed to help the team make things happen in the moment. I have a high level of compete on and off the ice, am coachable and try to create and maintain the fun of sport through loyalty to my teammates and honouring my opponent. Without them there wouldn’t be a game to play. This year I have moved away from home for the first time and this has caused me to reflect on the areas that I need to improve on like time management and generally how to care for myself physically and mentally. I have grown in patience through adversity over the past year and have come to realize my ability to be resilient. I can and I have overcome hardships.
What do you bring to any team you play for? What could a coach expect from you if they selected you for their roster?
Any coach and team that I play for can expect me to be a team player first, display leadership skills and show my commitment to my development.
What impact are you looking to have in your sports career? (Community, team, success, etc)
I’m hoping that I would have a great impact on the community I play in from the team level, to the learning community around me, and to the wider fan base. I want to make my family proud of who I’m becoming.
What do you believe separates the best players in the world? What attributes/intangibles define them?
To me, what separates the best players in the world, to those that aren’t, is their strength of character. Many hockey players I play with have a lot of skill at this level, but those that stand out to me are the ones that go the extra mile to take care of each other, look outward to how they can make a difference in the community they live in, and have vision as to the potential of the team and themselves.
Favorite thing about the game (on or off ice)?
My favourite thing about this game of hockey is the strong relationships I have made over the years in so many different places, the ability to travel and explore and simply getting to play the game I love with others that share the same passion.
- 2020-21 Assistant Captain – U16AAA KC Centennials Hockey Team
- 2019-20 Unsung Hero – U15AAA KC Squires Hockey Team
- 2019- 20 Assistant Captain – U15AAA KC Squires Hockey Team
- Grade 10 Honors