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PIHL Player Spotlight: Logan Ford

By PIHL, 01/22/20, 5:00PM EST

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NAME: Logan Ford

TEAM: Canon-McMillan

YEAR: Senior

POSITION: Forward

JERSEY #: 8


Q: What got you started in hockey and how old were you?
A:
  I began to play hockey when I was seven years old. I got into hockey because of my love for the Pittsburgh Penguins.  My parents encouraged that passion and enrolled me in the Sidney Crosby Learn to Play program.


Q: What is the single best thing about playing for your PIHL team?
A:
 It has allowed me to learn how to become a better leader on and off the ice. It has also given me the opportunity to work with younger players in the organization, as well as volunteering to teach children with disabilities how to play the game.


Q: What do you enjoy most about playing high school hockey in the PIHL?
A:
 I am honored to represent my school and play hockey with some of my good friends. Also, I enjoy the atmosphere and being able to play in front of my family and friends, which was not possible at the AAA level because of the extensive travel.


Q: What is the most-memorable hockey game you have ever been involved in with your PIHL team?
A:
 My most-memorable game to-date was last year in our Penguins Cup quarterfinal match-up against Peters Township. Though we did not prevail to victory, the atmosphere and excitement of the fans was something that I will never forget.


Q: Which opposing PIHL team do you really enjoy playing against, and why?
A:
I look forward to all of our games against Peters Township because there is always a lot of hype and excitement leading up to the game since they are our rivals. Also, the seats are always filled, and the atmosphere always gets the adrenaline pumping.


Q: Are there any routines or rituals you must stick to before every game, such as listening to a certain song?
A:
 The night before a game, I always eat a healthy meal that is high in carbohydrates and proteins. On game day during warm-ups, I enjoy listening to music to get mentally prepared for the game and focus on what I need to do to get myself and the team ready to play.


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 would like to change the model for entry into NCAA Division 1 hockey to be direct from high school to college without using Juniors as the stepping stone. I do not agree with the idea of not going directly to a Division 1 hockey program from high school.


Q: Are you involved in any other organized sports or activities outside of high school hockey?
A:
 I am a member of the Canon-McMillan Cross Country and Track teams. I enjoy running, and it also allows me the opportunity to condition myself for the hockey season.


Q: What is something unique about you that most people would be surprised to know?
A:
I have enjoyed volunteering with the Grizzlies Hockey Program this season. It has made me appreciate how fortunate I am to be able to play hockey.


Q: What are your two favorite apps on your smartphone, and why?
A:
 I enjoy using SnapChat because it gives the opportunity to interact with my friends and other people who I do not get to see often. Also, I enjoy the ESPN app because it keeps me updated on the scores of my favorite teams.


Q: Would you rather be Superman or Batman, and why?
A:
 I would rather be Superman because he is faster than the speed of light and because he is strong. Superhuman speed and strength would be a huge asset to my game.


Q: What person outside of your family has done the most for you?
A:
 My coaches have taught me a lot, but the friendships I have made and knowing my teammates always have my back is very reassuring. No matter the outcome of the game, I know I always have the support of my teammates.


Q: What plans do you have for after you graduate from high school?
A:
I plan to attend college, possibly majoring in the medical field. I would also like to be able to continue to play hockey past high school without interrupting my college career for juniors.