Category: Interview

Bears Prospect

This week after interviewing all the rookies, it’s time for a special edition interview with a potential future prospect for the Bears hockey program. William is eight and three quarters, and currently wearing red and blue, representing Hockey West Island. He’s earned one goal in one game so far this season, an impressive start for …

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Jamie Crooks

Today, I’m playing the second of the Bears two rookie interviews. Jamie Crooks comes from the Victoria Royals in the WHL, where he was both the team MVP and top scorer. This year with the Bears he’s performing exceptionally well. A lot of players struggle in their first year, with the combined demands of University …

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TJ Foster

The Bears, this season, only have three active rookies on the roster. All of whom are very skilled and have been performing very well. Today I talk to TJ Foster! TJ comes to the Bears from the Oil Kings. He currently has nine points in his first six games of the season. The second most …

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The Morin Twins

To start off the 2013/14 season I decided to do something I’ve never done before: interview two players at once! The Morin twins grew up in Fort Saskatchewan and have always played hockey together. Ashley Morin (#6) is currently nursing a shoulder injury and is out of the lineup. Deanna has been playing steady minutes …

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Captain

Greg Gardner is in his fifth season and second year of captaincy here at the UofA. So who would know better what to expect come playoffs? Greg Gardner isn’t one of the top scorers on team, his role is his great leadership. He understands hockey and is very good at communicating what he thinks to his teammates (A …

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The Bossman

That is the demeanor of Ian Herbers. The Golden Bears coach has quite a lengthy list of teams that he has played for. This includes the Golden Bears from 88-92 and then even the Oilers, Tampa Bay Lightning, and the New York Islanders! Over his time with the Bears and the three NHL teams Ian averaged over a penalty …

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Consistency is Key

After talking to the head coach of the Pandas, Howie Draper, I learned that the Pandas most improved area is consistency, yet they need to put most of their effort into improving the consistency of their play. It may seem to be a mixed message, but I believe what he says is true. The Pandas recently have been far …

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It’s All About the Money

This week we talk to the Bears’ top earner for money donated to Movember. Kruise Reddick has raised a total of $460 with his sole-patch and ‘stache combo. He has amassed 43% of total donations to the entire team, and he shares how he did it. Kruise has scored 12 points so far, putting him …

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Movember Madness

Time for some Movember madness! Levko Koper and I sat down to talk about Movember and hockey. Koper currently is seventh in the Canada-West scoring race with 14 points in his 14 games. He has 10 assists and 4 goals, on track to tie his 28 points in 28 games from last year. However there …

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Rhett Rachinski

Rhett Rachinski will be the final interview of rookie month. Rhett scored last week-end on Friday before dropping to the ice hurt on Saturday. He’s also earned one assist with the Bears. The main reason he’s such a great player is because he’s so easy to work with. Born and raised in Edmonton, Rhett, after …

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