Alyssa Erickson #10
Hometown: Mission, BC
Okanagan Hockey Academy
BC: Who has had the most influence on your hockey career and why?
A: My dad. He was always the one that pushed me to do my best and wasn’t afraid to tell me when I made mistakes. I’d also have to say Ralph Vos. He taught me how to skate and learn the game from age 5-10. He was also my high school coach and has always believed in me and helped me set high goals.
BC: What is your first memory of playing hockey or skating?
A: The first time I was ever on skates was when I was 4. My sister was going skating with her kindergarten class and I wanted to go. My mom let me and thought she would have her hands full with a 4 year old and a 6 yesr old on skates for the first time, but when I stepped on the ice, I was already able to skate by myself!
BC: What is your most memorable hockey moment?
A: Winning gold with my U16 team in Terrace.
BC: Who was your favorite minor hockey coach, and why?
A: Lindsay Hickmott. He taught me a lot and was a tough coach.
BC: What are your future hockey goals?
A: Win the JWHL Championship with the Okanagan Hockey Academy
BC: What’s one word that describes you on the ice? What about off the ice?
A: On the ice – aggressive. Off the ice - outgoing
BC: Fave ahtlete?
A: Usain Bolt
BC: Fave sport other than hockey?
BC: Fave TV show?
A: Criminal Minds
BC: Fave candy bar?
BC: Fave NHL team?
A: Edmonton Oilers
BC: Fave hobby?
BC: Fave food?
BC: Fave road arena?
A: Langley Sportsplex
BC: Do you have any superstitions?
A: I have to tape my stick with white tape and put my gear on left to right.
BC: As a fan, what was your favorite international hockey moment?
A: Men’s and women’s gold at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics
BC: What do you consider your strongest hockey skill? How did you develop it?
A: Puck skills and I practice them everyday
BC: Can you tell us a couple other random facts about you?
A: I’ve been shot. I’ve been hit by a car. I love dogs.