Calgary native Hale Schoneck describes his game as being a defensive defencemen but with the numbers he puts up, he can be seen as a two-way defenceman with his ability to contribute offensively, without allowing odd man rushes the other way when he jumps into the rush. Schoneck was able to make a smooth transition from playing two games in minor midget to being a regular on the Bisons blueline this past season.
Here’s a quick run-down of the defenceman:
Draft: 2017 Bantam Draft, 11th Round, 227 overall
Bantam Team: Calgary Bisons Bantam AAA
Age Started Skating: 4 years old
Age Started Playing Hockey: 5 years old
Favourite Player: Tyler Seguin – “I like how dynamic he plays. He’s very offensive and that’s something that I always admired.”
Favourite Team: Dallas Stars
Relatives That Played In WHL: Uncles Scott Schoneck: Moose Jaw Warriors and Drew Schoneck: Swift Current Broncos and Tacoma Rockets
Favourite Hockey Memory: Playing in the John Reid Bantam AAA Memorial this past season, finishing the tournament 4-1.
Play Style: A defensive defenceman who takes care of his own end first, but is also not afraid to jump up in the rush when the opportunity arises.
Feeling On Being Drafted By The Hitmen: “It was breathtaking when I saw my name. I was so excited and to say that I get to stay home in Calgary is great.”
Games Played – 35
Goals – 1
Assists – 11
Points – 12