Flintshire Phantoms

Brett Hobson

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Height: 185

Weight: 85

Position: Utility/ Left Wing/ Centre

Shoots: Left

When did you start playing hockey ?: 1990

Why do you play hockey ?: primarily I want to keep fit and healthy, but I also play because of the fast-paced action on the ice and the great banter we have off it with a decent bunch of team-mates.

Who else have you played for ?: Milton Keynes Under 12s/14s Milton Keynes Rumble Altrincham Aardvarx

What has been your best hockey moment ?: Standing in old-style terraces watching a DEL game in Berlin, Germany a few years ago in their original arena. The regimented crowd chanted so loudly throughout the whole game between the Berlin Eisba

What has been your worst hockey moment/injury ?: I haven't suffered anything too horrific but have had many monster bruises on the back of my legs and ankles from taking a puck where the padding doesn't cover. One time I got checked from behind and

What are your other interests ?: Music, family & the odd game of squash.

Which team(s) do you support ?: Milton Keynes Lightning in the English Premier League.

How would you describe yourself in 10 words or less ?: Down to earth but getting more grumpy by the day!

What advice would you give somebody thinking of playing Ice Hockey?: Try to watch an NHL game on TV or go see your local semi-professional team to understand about player positioning during attacking and defending and also the dreaded offside rule.

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