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Meet Your Broncs – #23 Nate Fowler

Friday, 11.04.2016 / 1:35 PM / Uncategorized


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Meet Your Broncs with Nate Fowler

Meet Your Broncs will be a running series that features the members of the 2016-2017 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.

#23 Nate Fowler
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 175
Position: Forward
Home Town: Tabernacle, NJ
Academic Year: Senior

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

A- I started playing hockey at the age of 5 in Maryland. Started off playing roller hockey with my brother. When I moved to jersey, I started to play ice hockey. There weren’t many ice rinks in Maryland at the time. My Uncle Paulie introduced me to hockey. My brother and I would play with him outside for hours. He passed away in 2001 due to cancer. There’s never a moment where I don’t wish he could watch me play at the level I am currently playing at now.

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

A – When I was 11, I was playing at Holleydell Ice Arena and had a penalty shot to win the game. My Mom was recording the whole penalty shot on her camcorder behind the net. Since I can go back and watch me score and see the celebration over and over again, that would have to be the one goal that stands out.

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…)

A – When you’re on a hockey team, you don’t just “play hockey” with them. The guys that you put on that jersey, go to war, and fight with on the ice are your brothers. You spend so much time with these 25 guys, that they become your family. Anyone that is on a hockey team will know exactly what I’m talking about.

Q – Think back to your freshman year, what was the biggest adjustment to playing on the college level?

A – The biggest adjustment to playing at a college level was definitely the speed of the game. When you’re out there for your shift, you have to be 2 steps ahead of the game and know what your going to do with the puck before the opportunity comes. At this level of hockey, thinking in the now isn’t going to bring your team success.

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

A – I wouldn’t consider myself very superstitious.  The only thing that comes to mind would be listening to music before a game.

Q – Favorite Team?

A – Philadelphia Flyers

Q – Favorite Player?

A – Wayne Simmonds

Q – Pre-Game Meal?

A – Pasta with marinara sauce.

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

A -EDM music. Anything with a high tempo and a beat drop.

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

A – One piece of equipment that I would consider myself picky about would be gloves. If your hands aren’t comfortable moving the puck around, your going to eventually lose the puck