shown with Linda Flintoff, while volunteering time to help out with
registrations at the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre, is entering his 1st
year of Midget competition in the Valley East Minor Hockey association.
where he is enrolled in the Science and Technology Enrichment Program.
“Hockey is my favourite sport,” explained Ian.
“I play it for fun and recreation and because I enjoy the
When asked how he feels about the violence in hockey and about the
hitting part of the game, his views were very insightful.
“Checking is an important part of the game and even though I am
one of the smaller players in the league, I don’t think it would be much
fun without the hitting.” He went on to explain further. “We go up to
each year where we play in a no body checking tournament. It is real
finesse hockey, but I wouldn’t want to play it all the time.”
Ian also said that once you learn how to take a hit, the equipment
is so good today that you very seldom get hurt. He admitted that there are
some players and teams that go overboard and hurt the image of the game,
but for the most part House League hockey is still mainly about having fun
with your friends.