SHSHL Player of the Week
This recognition is sponsored by Bergey’s Inc. Athletes are chosen based on nomination of coaches, and the recipient must be a positive presence on the ice and a credit to the game. Consideration also is given to the student-athlete’s standing in the school and community.
The junior forward is the Hatters’ point leader with 35. He has scored 20 goals and assisted on 15 others in 12 games. Howieson has the rare distinction of earning a spot among the SHSHL leaders in both goals and assists. A good student, Howieson is a volunteer coach in the Flyers Rookie Learn to Play Program.
“The Hatters team has matured over the past season and much of that has to do with the development of players like Alex Howieson,” coach Gianni Lafratta said. “If asked to describe Alex in one word, it would be balanced.
“Howieson brings a level of compassion and intensity that is second to none. In the past, that intensity was a deterrent, something that presented boundaries between him and his peers. This season, Alex has matured as he truly understands that while some teammates are rallied by his energy, he also needs to motivate others differently. Balance.
“When you look at his stats this season, you will notice his 20 goals but you cannot overlook his 15 assists. While Alex is no stranger to scoring (be sure to watch his Michigan/Svechnikov/LAX style goal in SHSHL play), it's his setup game that puts him in another class. Alex is just one of two varsity players whose names can be found in the top five for Goal Leaders and Assist Leaders within the SHSHL. Balance.
“And somehow, while maintaining good grades, playing high school hockey and travel hockey, Alex finds time on Friday nights and Saturday afternoons teaching the game of hockey as a volunteer coach in the Flyers Rookie Learn to Play Program. The kids love having ‘Coach Alex’ at each session. Whether he is teaching them the basic skills of passing or showing them a new trick, kids are in awe of him. Balance.”
Best memory playing high school hockey: Winning gold at the Lake Placid tournament.
Part of game I enjoy most: I enjoy scoring goals.
How did you get involved in hockey? My dad put me on skates, and that’s how I started.
My role models are: Auston Matthews & Patrick Kane
Favorite food: Pasta
Favorite class: Science
Future plans: Play college hockey
Four people I’d invite to a dinner party: Wayne Gretzky, Auston Matthews, Patrick Kane & Matthew Barzal.
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