Welcome to the second season of the Junior Hockey Network’s ‘The Shift Q & A’ – hockey questions for hockey players.
In each ‘The Shift Q & A’ feature, we take you through the mindset of today’s hockey player through a question-and-answer session, profiling players from the NHL all the way down to midget hockey players.
Our next featured player is Blake Anderson of the 2015 – 2016 Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Kirkland Lake Gold Miners.
Current Team: Kirkland Lake Gold Miners
Height: 5’10” Weight: 175 lbs
Hometown: Waunakee, WI
Previous Team: Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings (MJHL)
What is your pre-game routine? A good nap and pasta.
Most unusual thing you have in your hockey bag? Extra Gloves.
Favourite rink to play in? Joe Mavrinac (Kirkland Lake, Ontario)
Main thing you do on the bus rides to kill time? Fun Run and talk to teammates.
Favourite hockey phrase? How you do anything is how you do everything.
Gatorade or Water? Water.
You’re the last shooter to go in the shootout – what’s your move? Shoot, low blocker.
Most embarrassing moment on the ice? Taking a hard hit and skating to the opponents bench.
Tongue In or Tongue Out? Tongue In.
Black or white tape? Black.
What kind of curve do you use? P92 or H11A.
Stick-taping technique? Heel to toe.
Favourite player growing up? Joe Pavel ski.
Players you tried to model your game after? Justin Schultz
Slappers or snappers? Snapper.
Celly of choice? Arms Up.
Why did you choose the Gold Miners this season? The coaching staff.