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Meet Your Broncs – #98 Michael Klein

Thursday, 10.19.2017 / 1:43 PM / Uncategorized


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Meet Your Broncs with Michael Klein

Meet Your Broncs will be a running series that features the members of the 2017-2018 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.

#98 Michael Klein
Height: 5’7″
Weight: 140
Position: Forward
Home Town: Schwenksville, PA
Academic Year: Freshmen

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 when I was 4, no one really pushed me to stick with it, I just wanted to play

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

A – Not any hit, play, or goal, but more like big wins stand out for me. Like winning the state championship in high school

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 – There’s nothing better than being on a team that is very close with each other, and are all trying to achieve the same goal. It’s like having another family.

Q – As a freshmen, what is the biggest adjustment to playing on the college level?

A – From a playing aspect, playing against men that are 4 years older than me is probably the biggest adjustment. But I chose rider from the hockey aspect because they treat you like a D1 program.

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

A – Yes, always put the left skate on first, have two bottles of water before the game. If I score from the game before I keep the tape on for the next game.

Q – Favorite Team?

A – Philadelphia Flyers

Q – Favorite Player?

A – Patrick Kane

Q – Pre-Game Meal?

A – Pasta and chicken, and gummy bears right before the game

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

A -Rap/hip hop (Migos, Future, Meek Mill)

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

A -My stick