- 24-year-old Daniel McKitrick will be representing the Mississippi Sea Wolves, part of the FPHL.
- He stated watching NHL growing up made him addicted to the competition, and his passion for hockey is what keeps him going.
A young hockey player from Coral Harbour, Nunavut, has agreed to play for a squad in the United States.
Daniel McKitrick, 24, will be playing for the Mississippi Sea Wolves, an experienced hockey squad based in Biloxi, Mississippi, and part of the Federal Prospects Hockey League (FPHL).
“It feels pretty right,” he said regarding being signed on to the team. “Because that’s my goal since I was a young child, to play pro hockey.”
In May, he told scouts were watching the matches at the Fred Sasakamoose “Chief Thunderstick” National Hockey Championship, which McKitrick was playing.
“I got a ring from the Mississippi team. I was eager,” he said.
He said watching NHL growing up made him addicted to the competition, and his passion for hockey is what keeps him going.
“It could be a lengthy season, so you gotta love working at it and working out — like, get all your time just playing hockey and evolve into the best player you can be,” McKitrick said.
“Stay optimistic even if there’s some painful moments, some lapses, but keep on the effort and keep believing in yourself.”
McKitrick stated he’s played in tournaments in the U.S., but this will be his first entire season there.
In August, he’ll be leaving Coral Harbour to go to Thunder Bay, Ont., where he used to play. He’ll lead to Mississippi in the first week of September.
By October, he’ll be playing his foremost pre-season match.
“I’m just looking ahead to playing hockey … So practicing every day, meeting new guys, and hopefully get some victories.”
Source – cbc.ca