Hometown: Seattle, WA [STATS]
Education: Western Michigan University
Hockey Experience: Cowichan Valley Capitals, BCHL (2002-05); Western Michigan University (2005-09); San Antonino Rampage, AHL (2009); Las Vegas Wranglers, ECHL (2009-10); Elmira Jackals, ECHL (2010-11); Cardiff Devils, EIHL (2011-12)
Growing up and playing minor hockey in Seattle, Chris spent many weekends traveling to British Columbia for games. Eventually, all of the travel North of the border led to his recruitment to play Junior A in the British Columbia Hockey League. From there, Chris earned a scholarship to the University of Western Michigan, and proved his place both on and off the ice. Captaining the team his junior and senior year, Chris likes to think he rubbed some of his leadership skills and work ethic off on today’s Bronco team — presently ranked 17th in the nation.
Starting his pro career in at the end of the 2009 season, Chris played 12 games with the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League. In his first full pro season, Chris played with the Las Vegas Wranglers along with fellow HP4K member Kyle Hagel. Throughout the course of the season Kyle helped Chris get involved with HP4K and educated him on the impact he and other hockey players can have on children around the community.
In the 2010-11 season, when Chris wasn’t at the rink, he spent a few hours a day at the Elmira Psychiatric Center (EPC). While at EPC, Chris sat in on various types of focus groups designed to improve the mental health of patients. When not in focus groups, he spent the remainder of his time in the auditorium with kids, educating them on the importance of being physically active and healthy.