In the last edition of this season's Meet the Vikings, we caught up with second-year Vikings Men’s Hockey forward Jack Hamly to find out why his dad has influenced his hockey career the most and how he plans to spend the summer.
Q: What is your program of study and what do you hope to do with that degree?
JH: I am in my second year in the faculty of Science pursuing a Kinesiology degree. With this degree, I plan to pursue a career in chiropractic.
Q: What are you hoping to achieve in your hockey career?
JH: The goal in hockey was always to get a scholarship and have my education covered. Now that I am here my goal is to win a championship with this program.
Q: How did you get your start in hockey?
JH: My dad put me on skates when I was about three years old and I started playing initiation hockey when I was five years old in Strathcona, Alberta.
Q: Why did you choose to become a Viking?
JH: I chose to become a Viking because of the great hockey facilities that the team has and the benefit of receiving a great education from the university.
Q: What is the best thing about being a Viking?
JH: The best thing about being a Viking is the small-town feel of the campus. You get to know your classmates pretty well when we are actually on campus and build some strong relationships.
Q: How do you spend your free time when you are not in the gym or on the ice?
JH: This year free time was often spent golfing in the early parts of the fall semester, watching Oilers games, Netflix documentaries, and hanging out with my roommates.
Q: What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?
JH: Shooter’s shoot
Q: Who has influenced your hockey career and/or life the most and why?
JH: My dad was the biggest influence on my hockey career. He always supported me growing up and made countless sacrifices to make sure I had opportunities to pursue hockey. He was always honest with me, sometimes brutally honest but, this is what helped me grow as a player.
Q: What are your plans for the summer?
JH: I have a couple of trips planned to the mountains this summer, one to Jasper and one to Banff. Other than that, nothing too major, just safely visiting with friends, spending some time out at the lake and lots of golfing.
You can hear more from Vikings student-athletes and coaches Friday Mornings with Scott Mitchell on New Country 98.1 when they return for the 2021-2022 fall semester.