First playing against him and not knowing him, I started out hating Mike - but after both being chosen for Team Ontario the Spring entering our Bantam Seasons, and meeting him, I ended up loving him. He was a tough guy to play against and a great guy to go to battle with, a guy everyone wanted on their team. Not only was he skilled, but he was also a competitor. Mike and I have a lot of memories together; we always had intense battles during the Winter when our teams played each other and we didn’t know one another, and then once we met we had our Summer hockey days of not only ice hockey, but playing on the same Roller Hockey team too. Mike was always a great leader and a player I looked up to. There’s no doubt in my mind he’s a great mentor and teacher for any kid out there trying to improve not only their individual skills, but also their game mentally. His work ethic is second to none and he will always be a friend I know I can count on.
Mike was always one of the fastest, most skilled , and smartest players I played with and against when we were growing up. The dedication, intelligence and skill set that Mike brings to the game should be very instrumental in many young hockey players careers. Take advantage of what he has to offer!