Hey Brown Bear Nation! Welcome to the weekend! The guys are prepped and ready for a two game set with the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Knights. Bring your cow bells and loud voices to the Sports Center this weekend as the team is looking forward to playing in front of their fans once again! Starting back up next week, the boys are excited to get back to the local elementary schools, and other places around town to continue their community service. You will be sure to see these two out there, stepping up and doing their part in contributing to the community. Practice this week has been fast paced and competitive, but that will do nothing but help Sacha, Michael and the rest of the boys get ready for this weekends set. The games begin on Friday, Feburary 8th at 7:30PM AKST followed by Saturdays’ match also at 7:30PM AKST. After Saturdays’ game, there will be an opportunity for you to skate with the bears. While you’re out there, make sure to say hello to Sacha and Michael as they are always excited to meet the fans. We hope to see you there! As always, Go Bears!!!
#4 Sacha Guillemain
Hometown and favorite thing about your Hometown? Rouen/ Mont Saint Aignon, France. It’s an old town and it’s really pretty
Favorite movie? Shawshank Redemption
Favorite TV show? Arrow
Favorite video game? FiFa 17
Favorite Super Hero? Flash
Favorite Food? Cheese Fondue from France
Who’s in your Family? 3 Sisters, 2 Brothers, I am the youngest
Best Family Memory? Vacation in the South of France with them
Favorite Holiday? Christmas
If you chose your Jersey number why did you choose it? My Favorite player from (France) plays with it, so I always wore that number. Also played my first game at the age of 4.
Favorite hockey team? Detroit Red Wings
Favorite hockey player? Pavel Datsyuk, I like the way he plays and approaches the game
Favorite hockey memory? Winning National French Championship at Home
Do you have any pre-game rituals? What are they? I have too many to list them all, but if I only had to keep one it would be I always do the whole warm up with the team soccer ball and I keep it at the end
When did you start playing hockey and why do you keep playing? First time on the ice at 2, started playing at 3 and I just loved it
Shoot or Pass? Pass
What position do you play and why do you like that position? Center and wing, I just like to play offense
What is your dream job? Play in the NHL
If you can’t have your dream job what other job are you interested in? Coach, or building my own brand of Clothes
Who’s winning the Stanley Cup this year? Chicago Blackhawks
Anything else interesting about you? I play for Team France the U18 Team
If you had to give one piece of advice to the kids in our community what would you say to them? Stay true to yourself. And follow your dreams
One last question!
What is your favorite thing to do away from the rink? Play other sports
#19 Michael Spethmann
Hometown? St Cloud, MN
Favorite Book? Unbroken
Favorite movie? Stepbrothers
Favorite TV show? Breaking bad
Favorite Food? Pasta
Who’s in your Family? Brothers: David, Peter Sister: Mary, Parents: Jeff and Lisa
Favorite Holiday? Thanksgiving
Favorite hockey memory? MN State Hockey Tournament
When did you start playing hockey and why do you keep playing? When I was 3 I started skating in the backyard. I’ve loved playing ever since
Shoot or Pass? Shoot
What position do you play and why do you like that position? Center, I like to score but play Defense when I have to.
What is your dream job? Own my own business
If you had to give one piece of advice to the kids in our community what would you say to them? Have fun with the game and work hard. READ BOOKS!
One last question!
What is your favorite thing to do away from the rink? Hunt or camp