Sep 6, 2016

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.