The weekend approaches Brown Bear Nation! Thursday is always a good day, it means the Bears are getting ready to take the ice, and their fans can check out this weeks spotlights to learn a little bit more about the guys who proudly call themselves Brown Bears! This week on “player Spotlights” we highlight part of the Bear’s defensive “WALL.” Gavin Enright in the net, and Connor Scahill who smashes those flimsy opposing forwards that try to get under Gavin’s skin! It’s been a busy week for Gavin and Connor and they, for sure, are glad Thursday has arrived! Besides hockey practice this week, Gavin spent some time at Redoubt Elementary , and Connor hung out at Soldotna Elementary working, and mentoring groups of young kids! Most of the team lent their time to our local Elementary schools this past week and I can’t think of a better bunch of guys to show our young people that hard work pays off! I’m sure if you ask them, Connor and Gavin will have alot to say about where they spent their off ice time ! There has been work at the Soldotna Visitor’s Center getting ready for tourist season that the team has pitched in for , and again they are stepping up helping individual community members with moving help. Also on the agenda for Gavin, Connor and the team was their skills workshops with KPHA young hockey players. Who better than Gavin to teach our young goalies how to be quick and focused? And we all know what Connor taught our young defensive skaters! Play the body not the puck!!! The Lone Star Brahmas are coming to town and hold third place in the South Division, so strap on your boots and head over to the Sports Center for some extremely fast hockey! And don’t forget to BE LOUD when you see Connor and Gavin take the ice! They’re gonna want to hear some noise to get pumped up!
#1 Gavin Enright
Hometown and favorite thing about your Hometown? Farmington, MN. Farmington is a very close and supportive town.
Favorite Book? The Hatchet
Favorite movie? Top Gun
Favorite TV show? The Office
Favorite video game? Call of Duty
Favorite Super Hero? Groot
Favorite Food? Chicken
Favorite Restaurant? Buffalo Wild Wings
Who’s in your Family? Mason(16), Claire (13), Brady (Dad), Autumn(Mom)
Best Family Memory? Going on boat rides
Favorite Holiday? Christmas
Favorite hockey team? Minnesota Wild
Favorite hockey player and why? Martin Jones- I love his style of play
Favorite hockey memory? Going to State in High school
Who was your hero growing up and why? My Parents are my heroes, because they supported me through everything when I was younger, and today.
Do you have any pre-game rituals? What are they? I take a nap, get up and go to the rink, then juggle and stretch and then get my gear on and visualize
When did you start playing hockey and why do you keep playing? I started hockey at 5 years old and I started playing Goalie at age 7. I keep playing hockey because I love playing it and it is something I have a lot of passion for
What position do you play and why do you like that position? I am a Goalie and I love playing goalie because it is a unique position in the game and I’ve loved playing goalie since I was young because of Niklas Backstrom, who was an old Minnesota Wild goalie
What is your dream job? To play hockey and get paid to play.
If you can’t have your dream job what other job are you interested in? I would love to be a a part of Sports Medicine or Nursing jobs
Who’s winning the Stanley Cup this year? Minnesota Wild for sure.
Anything else interesting about you? My Team calls me Gavo but when I play back in Minnesota everyone calls me G-Money.
If you had to give one piece of advice to the kids in our community what would you say to them? Work hard at everything you do because being a hard worker is a great attribute for you to have and it will bring you to success in the future.
One last question!
What is your favorite thing to do away from the rink? I am a big hockey nerd so I love to watch NHL games or playing Fantasy Hockey.
#22 Connor Scahill
Hometown and favorite thing about your Hometown? Port Huron, MI, Boating on Lake Huron
Favorite Book? Maze Runner
Favorite movie? Friday Night Lights
Favorite TV show? Riverdale
Favorite video game? NHL
Favorite Super Hero? Batman
Favorite Food? Sushi
Favorite Restaurant? Outback
Who’s in your Family? John (Dad), Shelley ( Mom), Luke (Brother)
Best Family Memory? Spring Break
Favorite Holiday? Christmas
Favorite hockey team? KRBB
Favorite hockey player? Gil Garcia because he can score
Favorite hockey memory? Winning State
Who was your hero growing up and why? My Dad, because he was always there for me
When did you start playing hockey and why do you keep playing? Age 3
Shoot or Pass? Shoot
What position do you play and why do you like that position? D, I love it
What is your dream job? Pro Player
If you can’t have your dream job what other job are you interested in? Singer
Who’s winning the Stanley Cup this year? Vegas
If you had to give one piece of advice to the kids in our community what would you say to them? Keep working, the opportunity will come
One last question!
What is your favorite thing to do away from the rink? Hunting