This week’s player profile for the University of Kentucky Hockey Club is Jimmy Kasch. Jimmy is a junior forward from Parkridge, Illinois.
1. What first caught your eye about hockey and made you want to play?
JK: For as long as I can remember, hockey has been a part of my life. My dad played it, as well as my older brothers, so that played a huge role in making me want to play.
2. Who would you say has helped you the most in your hockey career?
JK: Even though most people would say their previous or current coaches have helped them the most throughout their career, I would have to say my parents and brothers have helped the most. Always pushing me to do my best, and supporting me throughout career.
3. Who is your favorite team and player?
JK: Thats easy. Favorite player: Patrick Kane. Favorite team: the Chicago Blackhawks. Been blessed to watch this team bring home 3 stanley cups in my 21 years on Earth and look forward for many more to come.
4. What album would you say your listening to the most right now?
JK: I’m mostly listening to EDM music, so no specific album comes to mind.
5. If you were not playing hockey, what would you be playing?
JK: If I wasn’t playing the greatest sport in the world, I probably wouldnt be playing a sport. I’ve dabbled with many throughout my life and have come to realize hockey is the only sport for me.
6. If you could have dinner with any three people, living or passed on, who would it be?
JK: Demi Lovato, Hugh Hefner, and Patrick Kane. It would be one interesting dinner.
7. Where do you see yourself in five years?
JK: In 5 years I see myself being 26. No just kidding, hopefully I’m living with my beautiful, successful wife whom is able to support our family as I pursue my lifelong dream of being a stay at home dad.
8. What is your favorite thing about Lexington?
JK: My favorite thing about Lexington is the people. Its nothing like back home. Southern hospitality is real, I learned that as soon as I came down here for school. Oh, and the girls.
9. What would you like to say to the Big Blue Nation?
JK: All I gotta say to the BBN, and those who come out and support the Kentucky Hockey team is thank you. You have no idea how much your support means to me, and the team. Easily the best fan base in the world. Love you all.
BONUS: Where did you get the amazing suit?
JK: The suit was what I like to call a SNAG. 10 bucks and Kohl’s . That place is For The Boys.
Thank you to Jimmy for taking the time to do this profile. The team hits the ice this weekend at Youngstown State for the last two games before the break between semesters. You can keep up with the action this weekend on @kentucky_hockey. Of course there will be post game reports here at ukfansallday.com.
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*pictures used with permission from UK Hockey*