𝐍𝐚𝐦𝐞: Tyson Durand
𝐓𝐞𝐚𝐦: U16 Lambton Jr. Sting
𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐲𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐡𝐨𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐲?
I started playing hockey when I was 5 years old.
𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐨 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐲 𝐡𝐨𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐲?
I was inspired to play hockey because my dad had played his entire life. Also, Carey Price was my inspiration towards becoming a goaltender.
𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐝𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐲? 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐥𝐰𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐜𝐮𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧?
I enjoy playing goalie because it is one of the most challenging positions in sports, and I am pressured to perform well due to being the last line of defense. I have not always played my position. It wasn’t until my second year of playing until I decided to become a goaltender.
𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐠𝐭𝐡?
My greatest strength is my work ethic. I am able to push through fatigue, and not allow anything to affect my performance.
𝐈𝐟 𝐈 𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐜𝐨𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐬𝐤𝐞𝐝 𝐡𝐢𝐦 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐨𝐧, 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐚𝐲?
If you were to call my coach, he would say that I could improve on my edgework, and move with the stick of the shooter to become square to his stick when he pulls the puck towards him to shoot.
𝐇𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐡𝐨𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐲? 𝐢𝐟 𝐬𝐨, 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐢𝐭?
Yes, I have received three awards outside of hockey. I received the English award, Sportsmanship/Leadership award, and the Best All-Around boy for my grade eight graduation.
𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐝𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐢𝐧𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐧 𝐘𝐎𝐔𝐑 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐡𝐲?
I think GPS is the greatest invention in my lifetime because it allows my Mom to get me to the correct hockey arenas.
𝐈𝐧𝐯𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝟑 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫... 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲?
Dominik Hasek - I would ask him about tips to improve my mental game because during his practices he would get frustrated when he allowed a goal. I want that same mentality as him, where I battle for every single puck.
Carey Price - I would ask him for tips to help me improve my puck-handling. Price is a highly skilled puck-handler, and I want to be as good as him.
Don Cherry - I would ask him about the game of hockey, and when I should expect certain plays to occur. He has so much knowledge towards hockey and how it is played that I would love for him to show me some tips about it.
𝐈𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐠𝐨 𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞 𝐡𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲, 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝟏 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞?
If I could change one thing in history, it would be game 7 of the Alliance finals in 2019. Although we had lost 3-1, I feel that I could have played a better role during that game to give my team a better chance of winning.
Hand-eye drills, Listen to music, and stretching.