Posted on Friday, December 15, 2017 at 2:50 p.m.
Focus is key for young hockey player from Germany
Max Jung has travelled from Germany for the second year in a row to pursue his passion for hockey at the CIH Academy in Rockland.
Born and raised his whole life in Iserlohn, a city of some 100 000 inhabitants, Max Jung knew years ago that he was going to come to Canada to chase his dream of playing professional hockey. “I decided I wanted to go to Canada because the hockey is way better here,” said the young man, who will soon be 18.
Jung was introduced to the CIH Academy through a hometown friend who had spent some time at the Academy in Rockland a few years back. “So, I looked into it with my mom and we found it nice, so we were like ‘Why not?’” said Jung. “And now, it’s my second year already.” Jung spent the entire academic year in Rockland last year – from the end of August until mid-June.
Jung is playing in the Midget AAA division for his second consecutive year – leaving his mark on the team last year, so much so that he was voted in as captain of the team for the 2017-2018 season. “I think the coach decided to pick me finally because last year I was one of the younger guys, but I was still an important player for the team,” said Jung. “You have more responsibilities as captain – deciding when to do warm-ups, when to start practice, when to get focused, to know when to cheer everyone up – it’s a lot of work, but it’s fun.”
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