I was playing the highest level of youth hockey but I was too small, I could play but I wasn’t at the level other players were. As you move up in levels everyone gets bigger and stronger had to focus on that.
I was getting looked at by some Junior teams but I needed to be more of a physical presence on the ice. I needed training had to find a trainer and start a workout regiment.
I was able to get looked at a Junior – A Team, after high school I played Junior Hockey in Canada. Not a lot of people are able to make the jump from high school to college. Junior is a transition phase, training for collegiate level.
I start ed at 140lbs we had specific goals, went to 165lbs up to 180lbs. I was definitely surprised. It wasn’t a steady increase, we did a lot of work. I was able to get my weight and conditioning up.
I couldn’t have done it without Jon’s help. We had a really good relationship; we were really close. He knew what I needed to work on for the most success.