Player: Chris Ledyard, age 15
Hometown: Missoula, MT
Involvement with Glacier Ice Rink: Youth hockey player in High School House
How long have you played hockey?
I played when I was little, then stopped because I didn’t like it. I just started playing again this year.
Why didn’t you like it?
It was weird because my dad was coaching.
What got you into hockey?
My brother played.
What do you like most about hockey?
I like the competitive aspect. I got away from team sports for a while and it’s cool to be part of a team again.
I like high school house because it has a good spirit and doesn’t get too competitive. It’s like professional pond hockey with refs.
How many penalties have you had this season?
I’ve had one penalty this season because I tripped a kid by accident. I fell down and he tripped over my legs and we both went into the boards. It was a friendly accidental penalty.
What’s your favorite on-ice moment?
When I restarted hockey, the team I was on was stacked with my brother and his friends. Their goal was to get me a goal. The goalie hit it off my stick and I scored.
What does Glacier Ice Rink mean to you?
It’s a place where I get to be a part of a team. I watched my brother play and now I get to play too.
Who’s your favorite coach?
Definitely my dad. I take what he says with a grain of salt.
What’s it like having Dude as a dad?
Challenging. He says good stuff I should listen to, but I don’t cause it’s my dad. It’s fun.
What do you do outside of hockey?
I ski. And avoid homework.