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  Vince Wheeler

Vince Wheeler

Player Profile


Clearwater, Minn.




Last Team:
Bancroft (OPHHL)

Prior to LSSU: Spent two seasons with the Bancroft Hawks of the Ontario Provincial Junior Hockey League...Appeared in 41 games and posted a 4.87 goals-against average and .907 save percentage in 2004-05...Was named the Hawks' Most-Valuable Player in 2004-05 and Rookie of the Year in 2003-04...Also earned MVP honors while playing for the St. Cloud Tech High School team in 2002-03...Lettered in lacrosse and earned scholar-athlete awards in high school.

Personal: Son of Michael and Linnea Wheeler...A 2003 graduate of St. Cloud Tech High School...Plans to major in mechanical engineering...Born Dec. 26, 1984.

All About Vince :

Favorite TV show: The Daily Show
Favorite movie: Boondock Saints
Favorite color: Crimson
Favorite food: Vito's souvlaki, Mom's salsa
Favorite restaurant: Vito's in Bancroft, ON
Favorite superheroes: X-Men
Favorite band: Incubus
Favorite song: "Make Yourself"
What I want to do after I graduate (other than play hockey): Get an engineering job for a hockey company
If I had one wish, it would be...: Happiness for my family
Favorite thing to do with teammates other than play hockey: Play poker or Tiger Woods video game
Favorite thing to do during the off season: Relax with friends
Most memorable athletic moment: Playing lacrosse for Team Minnesota
Person I would most like to meet: Brandon Boyd
Advice I would give youngsters: believe, work hard, and never become complacent
Worst fear: Failure
Pre-game ritual: I listen to a hypnosis CD
Most memorable college highlight: TBD
Favorite NHL team: Minnesota Wild
Favorite NHL player: Oleg Kvasha
My goal for this season is...: To establish myself
One thing I would like to change about college hockey: Cat-eye cages for goalies
Most embarrassing hockey moment: Allowing 21 goals in pee wees
Best part of Taffy Abel Arena: The banners
Why I chose LSSU: It has everything I want in an academic and hockey program
Person or people who have made the biggest impact on my hockey career: My brother, Lance
I love hockey because...: It challenges me mentally and physically
The most important lesson I have learned: Nothing you really want comes easily, work for it
My biggest challenge in hockey is...: Always keeping focus, especially in practice
The game I am looking forward to most this season: My first start
Favorite or most interesting summer job: Training hockey players at Acceleration
Favorite holiday: Christmas because I get to go home
Favorite season: Hockey season
Favorite book: Da Vinci Code
Favorite magazine: ESPN
Best experience this summer: Trip to Switzerland

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