Today was a pretty monumental day for me! It was my first skate with my Nephew. It feels like just yesterday, that I put on my first pair of skates and went to a private skating lesson with Coach Dwight. I waited patiently for the past 15 months, to lace up this kids skates! The kid is a mini-hockey beast and has a stick in his hand at all times. I’m excited to pass on the love of hockey, like my Uncle Mike did for me. Looking forward to coaching this kid … all the way to the NHL!
The AHSHA Highland Hawks High School hockey team doing community service at the Arizona Coyotes “Little Howlers” youth hockey program. Members of the Hawks team can be found on Sunday mornings at AZ Ice Gilbert, teaching the next generation of hockey players! To register for an upcoming “Howlers Hockey” session, click here!
This weekend I will be playing in the Arizona High School Hockey Association’s (AHSHA) All Star Game. According to the AHSHA website, this event is an opportunity to showcase top players who demonstrate excellent performance skills, team play, leadership and a positive image for AHSHA and the high school each player represents.
Skills Competition and All Star Game are being held at the Ice Den Chandler, game time 12:55pm.
Attending the 2014 NHL Draft in Philadelphia, was by far one of the BEST experiences of my hockey life! I am usually glued to the TV for the weekend , watching the prospects become a member of an NHL team and put on their jersey. I was lucky that this year; my cousin secured tickets to the Flyers Box for me, so that I could experience the NHL Draft up close. It was an experience I will never forget.
I was blown away upon entering the Wells Fargo Center, for round one. My first time in this hockey arena, the atmosphere was incredible and it was a sea of orange. All of the NHL trophies were onsite, including the STANLEY CUP!! I walked around for a while taking pics with a few prospects and I purchased some NHL Draft merchandise.
I was really excited about day 2 of the NHL Draft because I was looking forward to hearing Shane Eiserman’s name be announced. Eiserman went 100th overall, to the Ottawa Senators! It was such a great feeling to see Shane put his Senators jersey on, he is a great role model. What a awesome experience for all the prospects & their families. Afterwards the draftees were on the concourse taking photos & signing autographs with fans. It was their moment to shine!
It is my dream to be a prospect in the 2018 NHL Draft, a dream that I look forward to sharing with my family!!