Assistant captain of the IcePak
Kyle Crant from St. Alban’s is a key member of the Central IcePak Midget team this season. Crant is seen here in a recent team practice.
Sixteen year old, Kyle Crant of St. Alban’s tried out for the second year in a row for the Central Ice Pak team and was accepted as part of the Major Midget team.
“I feel very honoured and lucky to be apart of this team,” stated Crant. “Not too many people from small communities get an opportunity like this to play such a high levelled sport because there are so many more skilled players that come out of greater areas around central.”
“I feel that as a second year player and also being named an assistant captain this season that I can bring leadership and am a hard working player. I like to think of the game as playing every shift like it will be my last. We have a young team with a lot of new players this year so the second year players have to show great leadership and show the new guys the ropes.
“It is a great opportunity for me to be able to play on this hockey team and it is my passion. I love the game and I would love to be able to make a career with hockey. I would want to be able to have a career with hockey not just as a player but just to be around the game and to stay around it as long as possible. The game also teaches me how to have strong discipline which I will also carry on with me throughout my life.”
“Kyle is a 2nd year player that brings good size, strength, great attitude and hockey skill to our hockey club,” stated Corey Hoffe.
Corey is Kyle’s coach and stated that Kyle works very hard and plays a very physical game.
“Kyle has a great attitude and shows leadership both on and off the ice. Helping our other players get use to the higher level of play.
Kyle adds size, strength, toughness to the team,” said Hoffe.