What are some of your main goals within the game over the next 5 years?
I want to be able to say that I have put my best possible effort in on and off the ice. I would love to achieve the best possible level I can and over the next few years, I want to obtain a starting role somewhere in the CJHL or higher. After junior, I hope to get the opportunity to continue my hockey career off a scholarship somewhere for college or university.
Why are these your goals? Why are they important to you? What would it mean to achieve them?
I strive for these goals because I think it would be such a cool experience to continue the sport I love while also getting an education. This is important to me because I really want to prove to myself that I can achieve something that others cannot, it is also a dream of mine to get a job as a pro hockey player. If I can achieve these goals it would mean everything to me so whether I am on the ice or in the gym I leave it all out there. I am always prepared to work hard every day to keep improving.
What separates you as a player and person? What are some areas requiring work? How do you continue to get better?
What separates me as a person is I always have a positive attitude, love being a team player and have a mindset to push myself to get better every time I train on and off the ice. As a player, I am able to analyze every situation and work on creating the most efficient ways to get over and save the puck. An area requiring improvement would be my attention to super small detail, it always bothers me because I want to look perfect in everything I do when I do not need to be. I believe in the saying, practice how you play, by doing so you work on the things in your game that need improvement. If you give 110% effort consistently then you will see results and that is how I continue to get better.
What do you bring to any team you play for? What could a coach expect from you if they selected you for their roster?
I bring a great work ethic and carry a positive influence everywhere that I go. When you try your hardest in practice and in the gym you not only challenge yourself to get better but also push your teammates to work harder. Any coach can expect me to be dedicated to giving my team the best chance to win. Whether I’m in the net or not I find ways to help us succeed.
What impact are you looking to have in your sports career? (Community, team, success, etc)
The impact I look to have in my sports career does not only apply to success on the ice. I want to volunteer and help the communities that love and support our team. To be known as the guy that takes up any offer to give back is my goal. By being a positive teammate and having great athletic ability I hope to bring a championship to not only us but to the community. I look to be the person that was a major impact on bringing success, finding a way to win no matter the circumstance.
What do you believe separates the best players in the world? What attributes/intangibles define them?
Doing what others are not and then some more separates the best players in the world and the people just squeaking by. I believe that you cannot be an individual no matter the position, hockey is a team sport, and teams with no teamwork end up at the bottom. You also need to be able to take constructive criticism from your peers, that is how you improve. Working your hardest every practice, and all your workouts, and analyzing yourself in the film room are all ways that the best players in the world continue to stay on top. You need to be able to look at the loses and wins, learn and look at the positives to develop and find things to work on in practice
Favorite thing about the game (on or off ice)?
My favorite thing about hockey is being a part of one big family. From the trainer to the players everyone plays a special role, and it is great how they all come together to create success. I also love the challenge that it has, hockey is not for everyone because of how much hard work it requires. If you can push through, this game can teach you some great life lessons about perseverance and effort.
2019-22 – Worked his way up from house league to Junior hockey in 4 years
2021-22 – Made the SaskFirst tournament
2021-22 – Named to Top 4 All-Star game at Lakeland (24 goalies invited)