Thursday Time-Out: Zach Huber
Born in Alberta but raised a Saskatchewan Roughriders fan.
Zach Huber’s parents didn’t give him much of a choice for who to cheer for.
“My parents were born in Saskatchewan and the culture there is if you don’t cheer for them you get beat up for it,” Huber said. “I had no choice.”
Get to know more about the 17-year-old forward from his favourite food to best hockey memory:
Weight: 186 lb.
Birthday: Feb. 1, 2000
Hometown: Millarville, Alta.
2017 Stats: 12 GP, 2 A, 2 PTS
Favourite Team Growing Up: Calgary Flames.
Favourite Player: Jonathan Toews.
Who Do You Model Your Game After: Toews – I love the way he handles himself off the ice and how involved he is in the community. He puts in the most work and is always the first one in the gym.
Pre-Game Ritual: I tape my stick up but don’t put wax on it till I’m in half gear. I always put the left side of my equipment on first, too.
Favourite Hockey Memory: Being named captain of my Bantam AAA team. We won the provincial title and placed second in the Western Canadian Final.
Favourite Movie: Step Brothers.
Favourite TV Show: Criminal Minds.
Dinner Party: Jerry Rice, Michael Jordan and Jonathan Toews.
Favourite Vacation: I went to Jamaica with my family for Christmas a couple of years ago.
Pre-Game Meal: Chicken, salad and pasta with Alfredo sauce.
Favourite Snack: Fuzzy Peaches.
Favourite Season: Spring.
Tim Hortons or Starbucks: Tim Hortons. It’s Canadian and I love their French Vanillas.
Favourite Pump-Up Song: Kickstart My Heart – Motley Crue
Reason For Jersey Number: It was given to me last year and I felt honoured that it was given to me. It’s been my first time wearing 23.
Goals For The Season: I want to contribute as much as I can. Whenever I get the opportunity I want to make it count.