Kirkland Lake Gold Miners – NCAA Candidate – Ashton Amaya

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Ashton Amaya – uncommitted NCAA prospect

45 points in 46 games in the 2016-2017 season

“A smart player that sees the ice well and plays all three zones.”

1.  What brought you from Arizona to Kirkland Lake?

What brought me from Arizona to Kirkland is the level of hockey in the league and how I believed playing here could help my game. Also I heard great things about the coach and how he always gets the best out of his team and develops his players year after year to get them to the highest level possible.

2.  In your last year of Junior Hockey, have you focused solely on the goals you have, or have you also taken the time to look around and appreciate the experience?

In my last year of juniors I have tried to focus on my goals and making myself a more complete player, coming into the year I wanted to be more consistent in the neutral zone and defensive zone. I feel that doing so will help me more in my future and make me a more complete player. I feel like I have accomplished those goals and is really benefiting me.

3.  As the season winds down, what are your goals with the team for the remainder of the season?

As the season starts to wind down were trying to get all the pieces put in place for our new players and our goal is to go out everyday and get better and be ready for the playoffs we have a team that can contend and we need to be ready to prove that

4.  As your junior career winds down, what are your goals for the future?

As my junior career runs down my goal is to develop my game and bring that onto the next level of hockey and also use hockey to help start my future by playing and getting an education at the same exact time .

5.  If you could speak to a young player who had questions about junior hockey, what is the one piece of advice you would give him?

One piece of advice I would give to a younger player is never be content because there is always a player behind you working just as hard or harder that wants your spot. Just because you made the team you still got to work to stay on it playing juniors is a business and if you’re not doing your job the coach will find someone that will.

For more information on this player please contact Head Coach Marc Lafluer