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Meet Your Broncs – #88 Mike Katz

Monday, 11.17.2014 / 5:48 PM / Uncategorized



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Meet Your Broncs with Mike Katz

By: Matt Metzger

Meet Your Broncs will be a running series that features the members of the 2014-2015 Rider Broncs ice hockey team. Each week a new player will be featured giving Bronc fans the opportunity to learn more about their favorite player, both on and off the ice.

#88 Mike Katz
Height: 5’8″
Weight: 180
Position: Forward
Home Town: Moorestown, NJ
Academic Year: Freshmen

Q) At what age did you start playing hockey and who/what pushed you try and ultimately stick with the game?

My dad always played hockey when he was a kid so he got me into hockey at a young age. I started playing roller hockey at the age of 3 and started to play ice hockey around the age of 9. I just fell in love with the game and stuck with it ever since.

Q)  Is their one particular play, goal, hit, save, etc…that really stands out over your playing career?

One play that stands out to me over my past years of playing hockey would have to be my high school all star game my senior year I went between the legs from the bottom of the right circle and put it top shelf. One of the best goals I have scored.

Q) Hockey is one of the more “team” based sports. What is the dynamic like to be a part of that atmosphere? (in the locker room, on the bus, practice, etc…)

The bus rides and the locker rooms is what make the team special. The kids on the team are great especially the seniors they are a lot of fun and we will miss them next year.

Q)  Entering your first year at Rider, what do you think your biggest adjustment will be and what ultimately led you to continue your education and playing career at Rider?

My biggest adjustment will have to be managing my time between my schoolwork and hockey. I wanted to continue my hockey career and Rider gave me the opportunity to do so.

Q)  Some hockey players are known to be very superstitious; do you have any superstitions, pre-game during, etc…?

I always have to have a clean tape job before going into any game or practice. I also like to drive to the rink by myself and think about the game.

Q) Favorite Team?

Philadelphia Flyers

Q)  Favorite Player?

Pavel Datsyuk

Q) Pre-Game Meal?

Plain pasta

Q)  What type of music, if any, do you listen to before a game?

I like to listen to Meek Mill and Lil Wayne before games.

Q)  What is the one piece of equipment you are most picky about?

I am most picky about my sticks. I have to use a Bauer stick with a P88 curve.