Date of Birth February 10, 2004
Hometown Calgary, AB, CAN
Current Team Princeton Posse (KIJHL)
Weight 175 lbs
What are some of your main goals within the game over the next 5 years?
Over the next five years, I want to push my limits within the game of hockey and see how far I can take my career, with the goal of being able to play collegiate hockey. In the short term, my major goal is to win a Championship in the KIJHL and to play and succeed at the Junior A level next year.
Why are these your goals? Why are they important to you? What would it mean to achieve them?
These are my goals because I feel they push me to become not only a better hockey player but also encourage me to create good habits and a strong work ethic that can be transferred into my life outside of the game. Accomplishing these goals would mean a lot to me because of the amount of time and commitment I’ve devoted in order to reach them, as well as the dedication and support my parents have shown.
What separates you as a player and person? What are some areas requiring work? How do you continue to get better?
Although a large part of the person I am today comes from the life skills I’ve learned within the game of hockey, there is still a distinct difference between me as a person and a player. As a player, I am willing to do whatever it takes to win and reach both my individual and collective team goals. In my life outside of hockey, I’m striving to achieve my personal goals within society. Improvement is a continuous process, where you are constantly learning and trying to improve as a player and an individual.
What do you bring to any team you play for? What could a coach expect from you if they selected you for their roster?
My greatest attributes that coaches can expect from me are my constant work ethic, coachability and playmaking ability. Being able to bring speed, size and grit to the teams I play for allow me to fulfill a power forward role anywhere throughout the lineup.
What impact are you looking to have in your sports career? (Community, team, success, etc)
Throughout my hockey career, I hope to create an everlasting positive impact on everyone I get the chance to work with as well as the communities I find myself in. Whenever moving to a new team or adding new players to a pre-existing team, I always pride myself on having a positive influence, in hopes that others will follow my lead.
What do you believe separates the best players in the world? What attributes/intangibles define them?
The defining attribute that separates the best players in the world is their ability to maintain their integrity even when no one is around. The reason why they are the best is because of their devotion to always putting in extra work and gaining an edge over their competition.
Favorite thing about the game (on or off ice)?
My favourite aspect about the game of hockey off the ice is the brotherhood created within the team that builds as the season goes on. The relationships created between teammates are ones that can last beyond the game and throughout the rest of our lives. Personally, I feel these types of relationships are the ones that leave the greatest impact on individuals because the sacrifices everyone makes for each other create a united team instead of a group of individuals.