- I started playing hockey in 1986 at Valley Ice Arena when they still had chicken wire fencing for the glass areas of today.
How did you start playing hockey?
- I started playing floor hockey at the Christian academy I went to school at in Portland, and one time we took a field trip to watch the Winterhawks play.. I was hooked. The speed and artistry were amazing, but the physical aspect was what drew me in. Hockey requires you to use so many skills and to protect your own skin or the skin of a mate. Coming from a violent/abusive family, to a foster home - I had a chip on my shoulder early - then I realized that I'm a different player than the Hanson brothers, so I changed my approach towards the game. And I've enjoyed every minute of it.