September 18, 2020

By JEFF BOMBEN

The following profiles three members of Conestoga College’s extramural hockey team.

Brandon Christopher
Position: Right wing
Hometown: Kitchener
Secondary School: Huron Heights
1) Who was your favourite hockey player growing up?
Joe Sakic
2) When did you start playing hockey?
I started playing hockey around four years old.
3) What’s been your best experience from hockey?
My best experience was probably winning my first Alliance Championship for all of Ontario when I was younger.
4) Talk about your hockey career. What league did you play in and what position did you play?
I played for Kitchener Minor Hockey growing up. I was always on a very competitive and talented team. I have played both right wing and centre.
5) Talk about your experience as a Conestoga Condor. What has been your best experience at the school, educational or sports related?
Playing hockey for Conestoga has probably been my best experience as a Condor. The guys in the dressing room are a good group of guys, they make it easy to have fun.
6) What’s been the best experience playing hockey for the Condors?
My best experience playing for the Condors was winning the tournament at Conestoga last year. It felt good to win in the home rink.

Brett Gibson
Position: Left wing
Hometown: Kitchener
Secondary School: Huron Heights
1) Who was your favourite hockey player growing up?
Mats Sundin
2) When did you start playing hockey?
I played my first year of organized hockey when I was five years old.
3) What’s your best experience from hockey?
In 2006, my team won the Toyota Challenge and we were sent on a trip to Japan to play an all-star team.
4) Talk about your hockey career. What league did play you in and what position do you play?
I grew up in Kitchener playing AA and AAA, and went on to play Jr. B for the Kitchener Dutchmen, Waterloo Siskins and Cambridge Winterhawks. This year I decided to concentrate on my education and play for the Condors.
5) Talk about your experience as a Conestoga Condor. What has been your best experience at the school, educational or sports related?
Although I do not participate in a lot of school events, I have met a lot of good people through my program and the hockey team. I would have to say the interaction with people I have met has been my best experience.
6) What’s been the best experience playing hockey for the Condors?
I can’t really pick a best experience with the Condors this season, however, I’m sure when we finally win our first tournament that will be the best experience.

Spencer Charlesworth
Position: Centre
Hometown: Kitchener
Secondary School: Huron Heights
1) Who was your favourite hockey player growing up?
Alex Ovechkin
2) When did you start playing hockey?
I started playing hockey at the age of five.
3) What’s your best experience from hockey?
In Grade 8 heading to Japan for winning the Toyota Cup challenge.
4) Talk about your hockey career. What league did you play in and what position did you play?
I have played AAA for eight years and now Conestoga College extramural two years. I also played high school for my last year of it. I have been a centre from day one.
5) Talk about your experience as a Conestoga Condor, what has been your best experience at the school educational or sports related?
Meeting new friends both in school and hockey have been a great experience.
6) What’s been the best experience playing hockey for the Condors?
Winning three tournaments last year during my first year has been my best experience as a Condor.