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Student athlete profile

 

Last updated 12/18/2019 at 7:26pm | View PDF

Name: Jack Ferrino

Year: senior

Hometown: Hinsdale

When did you start playing hockey?

I started skating when I was 2. I have two older brothers who also played hockey, so once I started I never stopped.

What do you enjoy about the sport?

You get to play with a good group of guys, and you stick with them and come together to get that competitive edge.

How would your teammates describe you?

Positive, hardworking and fun to be around. I always try to keep the room light-hearted.

What does being team captain mean to you?

Overall, it's about keeping my teammates and myself in line and in check and not letting emotions take over. It's making sure everyone is on board, going after it and finishing the game strong and hard.

How have you evolved since freshman year?

I've definitely developed my skating overall and become faster on the ice. I'm always working on my game anyway I can, even shooting pucks in my basement. There are a lot of holes in the walls.

Do you have any pregame rituals?

As soon as I get to the ring I wrap the blade of my stick with tape. Once it's wrapped, I can't let it touch the ground until it's on the ice, so I find somewhere to put my stick with the blade up so no one can mess with it.

What's your goal for the season?

Personally I want to try to reach 50 points overall in the league. As a team, our goal is to win state and to persevere.

What's on your Christmas wish list?

This year I asked for a new AirPods Pro and clothes from lululemon and Nike.

Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?

I going to study construction management in college, so I hope to be an executive with a construction company.

Why does coach Jim Swoyer like having Ferrino on the team?

His relentless pursuit of the puck is unmatched by anyone. He's a standout player. Other teams are tracking him and they know when he's on the ice. He's our team captain, and he's doing a good job of being a leader on the ice and in our locker room. He comes to practice every day and works hard, and that's what you're looking for in a senior leader.

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Ken Knutson is associate editor of The Hinsdalean

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Phone: 630-323-4422, ext 103

 
 

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