Merritt Centennials team social media coordinator caught up with former Cents player Jordan Emmerson, in a “Where He Is Now” interview.
You started your junior career in Nanaimo, and then played for the Penticton Panthers for two seasons, one season with the Cowichan Valley Capitals, and then finished your junior career here in Merritt as a Centennial, what was the biggest difference from playing in the somewhat bigger cities and then coming to Merritt to play? – “Not much of a difference other than the teammates.”
What was your favourite memory from playing here in Merritt? – “The community support was great.”
Was it a big difference from playing in Merritt and then going to College hockey up in Alaska? – “There was a huge difference between Merritt and Alaska. We went from 500 fans to 3500 up in Alaska, although the community support was similar.”
What do you miss most about playing junior hockey? – “The camaraderie between teammates is what I miss most, competing daily is something I miss as well.”
What advice would you give junior players now on how to get further in their career? – “Get your grades up, having good grades opens a lot more doors up, and on the ice, I would tell them to make more plays, speed and skill are the future, be fast and make plays.”
What are you doing nowadays? – “I am the director of coach and player development with Langley Minor Hockey.”