UK Hockey player profile: Beck Schultz 

Beck Schultz is this week’s University of Hockey Club’s player profile interview. Beck is a senior forward from Cleveland, Ohio. 

1: What fist caught your attention about hockey and made you want to play?

BS: I started playing hockey when I was three years old. My father got me into the sport and I am thankful I still have the love and passion for the game after 18yrs of playing.

2: Who is your favorite team and player?

BS: My favorite NHL team is the Detroit Redwings, and my favorite player is Nicklas Lidstrom. Even though he is retired, he still taught me how to be a leader. 

3: Do you have any pregame rituals or superstitions?

BS: I definitely have a couple, but my two favorites are dancing to music to get loose or walking our trainer across the ice to the bench. 

4: Who would you say has helped you improve your game the most?

BS: My father has definitely played a huge roll when it comes to hockey. I try to learn something new from each coach I have played under, but my father has supported me from day one. He always knows what to say when the subject of hockey comes up.

5: What brand of hockey equipment do you use? 

BS: I stick with Bauer gear.

6: What do you like to do in your free time?

BS: I like to hike and exercise in my free time.  I have a Jeep Wrangler, so I do a lot of exploring and off-roading. Anything that deals with the outdoors I love.

7: Where do you see yourself in five years?

BS: I see myself in either Washington (state) or Colorado carrying out my career as a landscape architect.

8: What is your favorite thing about Lexington?

BS: My favorite thing about Lexington is how you can drive 15 minutes outside the city and be on the most scenic farm roads. I love driving the Jeep on a sunny day down the farm roads because the sites are breath-taking.

9: What would you like to say to the Big Blue Nation?

BS: To the Big Blue Nation:

   Thank you for all your support! Without you our season would not be as special. WE THRIVE OFF YOUR ENERGY!

I want to thank Beck for taking the time to do this. You can catch Beck, and the rest of the Kentucky Hockey Club tonight at midnight. The team takes on Xavier at the Lexington Ice Center. Tonight wear pink to Pink The Rink for breast cancer awareness month. 

You can follow me on twitter @RobBBN


*all photos used with permission of UK Hockey*

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