This week’s University of Kentucky Hockey Club’s player profile is Blake Riley. Blake is a freshman forward from St Louis, Missouri.
1: What made you first want to start playing hockey?
BR: A lot of people in my family played hockey. I started skating when I was three, and have loved it ever since.
2: Who would you say has helped you the most in your hockey career?
BR: I would say my dad. He’s always been there for support and to help better my game. He helped develop my love of hockey.
3: Who would you say is your favorite player and team?
BR: My favorite player right now is Auston Matthews, and team is the St. Louis Blues.
4: What equipment do you use?
BR: I have Bauer everything, but recently started using CCM.
5: Do you have any pre-game rituals or superstitions?
BR: Not really, just trying to stay loose.
6: What do you like to do in your free time?
BR: Recently I’ve been playing a lot of Call of Duty. I also hang out with my friends a lot.
7: Where do you see yourself in five years?
BR: In five years hopefully I’ll be in law school, that’s the plan.
8: What is your favorite thing about Lexington?
BR: My favorite thing about Lexington is it’s a big town feel even thought it’s not.
9: What would you like to say to the Big Blue Nation?
BR: The Big Blue Nation is the best, and there is nothing like playing in front of a packed house. Thank you for all the support, and let’s keep it going the rest of the season.
I want to thank Blake for taking the time to do this. You can catch Blake, with the rest of the team, on Friday December 1st at the Lexington Ice Center. Kentucky will take on DePaul, game time is midnight, and is $7 admission. Come early, wear blue, and be loud!
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*pictures used with permission from UK Hockey*