NAME: Joey Pankowski
JERSEY #: 38
Q: What got you started in hockey and how old were you?
A: What got me started in hockey was seeing my brother Luke Pankowski play hockey for the Junior Penguins when I was 2 years old. I have loved the game ever since then.
Q: What is the single best thing about playing for your PIHL team?
A: I think the friendships that I make on the team and having fun with those friends are the best parts about playing for Hampton.
Q: What do you enjoy most about playing high school hockey in the PIHL?
A: I really enjoy the competition, especially going against seniors as a freshman. It is very exiting for me.
Q: What is the most-memorable hockey game you have ever been involved in with your PIHL team?
A: The game I remember most is when we played Shaler in October. We were expected to lose, but our team disregarded those chances from the start. We ended up winning 4-1 for our first win of the season.
Q: Which opposing PIHL team do you really enjoy playing against, and why?
A: I would say that the opponent I enjoy playing the most is Plum. They have a very good team this year, and it’s great competition for us in our division.
Q: Are there any routines or rituals you must stick to before every game, such as listening to a certain song?
A: I am not a very superstitious guy. So when I come in the rink, I just have the mentality that I’m going to have amazing game and do what I can to make sure my team wins.
Q: If you were put in charge of the entire sport of hockey and could change just one thing about the game, what would it be?
A: I don’t think I would change anything with the game because I really don’t think there’s anything wrong with it!
Q: Are you involved in any other organized sports or activities outside of high school hockey?
A: Yes, I also play for the PHA Icemen U15 AAA team.
Q: What is something unique about you that most people would be surprised to know?
A: Most people don’t know that I am a only child, but I do have a stepsister and stepbrother.
Q: What are your two favorite apps on your smartphone, and why?
A: My favorite is the YouTube app because I love to watch my favorite creators on YouTube. And I enjoy Snapchat because I love to talk to my friends on that app.
Q: Would you rather be Superman or Batman, and why?
A: I would rather be Batman because I would rather be super powerful as a hard working human than be super gifted alien.
Q: What person outside of your family has done the most for you?
A: I would have to say one of my hockey coaches, Sean Voss. He has been working with me since I was 9, and I wouldn’t be half the hockey player I am today without him.
Q: What plans do you have for after you graduate from high school?
A: I certainly want to become a professional hockey player, but if that doesn’t work out, then I would co-own my dad's business with my brother.
Tag(s): Player Spotlights