With just five days to go until the home opener, we continue to introduce the 2016-17 Jr. Blues. This evening, the spotlight shines on forward Ryan Hempel.
LAST SEASON: A native of Katy, Tex., Hempel played for the Colorado Rampage U16 AAA in the Tier I Elite League. In 32 games last year, he scored five goals and added six assists.
What is your favorite moment in your hockey career? Going to Nationals
If you could have dinner with anyone in the world, who’d it be? Mike Yeo
Who is your favorite NHL player? Chris Kunitz
Favorite film Miracle
Favorite musician Florida Georgia Line
Favorite TV series Arrow
Three things you’d bring with you if you were stranded on a desert island: A hammock, a knife and a good friend
Favorite subject in school Science
Do you have any unique pre-game routines or superstitions? I always eat fruit before leaving for the rink.
Why did you choose the Jr. Blues? I wanted to play with and against older and better players.