Team: Portland Winter Hawks (WHL)
Born: February, 27th, 1985
Weight: 208 lbs.
When did you start playing hockey?
I started when I was three or four years old. First I was just skating and I was having
lots of fun, so soon after that I started playing organised hockey.
Where did you start playing hockey?
It was in Frontier, my hometown, but the first team I played for was Shaunawon.
Who directed your first hockey steps?
My father played hockey and he was the person who brought me to the game. We lived near
a rink and I spent lots of time there, so it was quite logical that I also began to
What is your biggest success in hockey so far?
Winning gold medals with the Canadian Under-18 team at the World Junior Cup in Czech
Republic and Slovakia two weeks ago probably. Winning the WHL’s top rookie award last
season was also a huge success, I enjoyed it a lot.
Who is your hockey role model?
That would be Paul Coffey, he was an amazing player and I admire him really a lot.
Your favorite NHL team?
Growing up, I watched the Calgary Flames a lot and was a huge fan of the team.
Do you have a favorite number you like to wear on your jersey?
I have many numbers I like to wear, not a specific one. For example 27, 3, 4…
How would you describe yourself as a player?
I think I can read the plays quite well and have good instincts for the game. Strength
is also one of my biggest assets. From the things I have to work on I would mention
being physical and I also have to improve my shooting skills.
Have you had any serious injury in your previous career?
Nothing serious, I’m lucky.
What’s your goal for the upcoming WHL season?
I want to help my team as much as I can. The other thing is that I hope I will have a good
season in general.
What do you do in your free time?
I like to hang out with my friends and have some fun. I also study at a high school.
Another thing would be watching TV movies, I prefer the movie Slapshot, this is my
favorite. Listening to music is also one of my hobbies, I like alternative rock.
Do you play any other sport besides hockey?
Yeah, when I’m not playing hockey, then I enjoy playing baseball. I like that sport.
Do you have a nickname?
Yeah, my teammates usually call me Cobie.
And your hockey dreams?
Definitely playing in the NHL and I dream of winning the Stanley Cup some day.