| Matt Wheeler
Prior to LSSU: Totaled five goals and nine assists, and compiled 203 penalty minutes for the 2005 RBC Royal Bank Cup champion Weyburn Red Wings of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League...Helped lead Weyburn to a national title after the Red Wings struggled through a disappointing 2004-05 regular season (18-27-8)...Also played for Weyburn in 2003-04 and was named the Red Wings' Rookie of the Year and an SJHL Rookie All-Star...Played for the Tisdale Trojans midget AAA team in 2002-03.
Personal: Son of Murray and Susan Wheeler...A 2003 graduate of Tisdale Composite School...Plans to major in business...Born April 22, 1985.
All About Matt :
Favorite TV show: The O.C.
Favorite movie: 8 Seconds or Million Dollar Baby
Favorite color: Green
Favorite food: Steak or pizza
Favorite restaurant: Chan's Cafe
Favorite superhero: The Punisher
Favorite band: Corb Lund Band
Favorite song: "Play Something Country" by Brooks and Dunn
What I want to do after I graduate (other than play hockey): Get a well paying job with good benefits so I can retire early
If I had one wish, it would be...: To play competitive hockey and get an education closer to home
Favorite thing to do with teammates other than play hockey: hang out and play PS2
Favorite thing to do during the off season: Play slow pitch
Most memorable athletic moment: Winning the Royal Bank Cup with Weyburn
Person I would most like to meet: Wayne Gretzky
Advice I would give youngsters: Work hard and take it seriously
Worst fear: drowning
Pre-game ritual: I have to sleep, get focused, and get ready to go
Favorite NHL team: Edmonton Oilers
Favorite NHL player: Ed Jovanovski
My goal for this season is...: To play as consistently and as well as I can
Best part of playing for Lake Superior State: The strong history of the team
Most embarrassing hockey moment: I have a lot of them
Best part of Taffy Abel Arena: The locker room facilities
Why I chose LSSU: It is a good program
Person or people who have made the biggest impact on my hockey career: My Dad and my midget AAA coach Darryl Man
I love hockey because...: It's enjoyable to play
The most important lesson I have learned: Anything you want you have to work for
My biggest challenge in hockey is...: staying focused
The game I am looking forward to most this season: Home opener
Favorite or most interesting summer job: Cropmate, selling chemicals and fertilizers
Favorite holiday: House boating in B.C.
Favorite season: First year of juniors
Favorite book: The Little Engine that Could
Favorite magazine: Maxim
Best experience this summer: The trip to B.C.