NMU Hockey 2013-14 Fresh Faces: Shane Sooth

Editor’s note: Mining Journal Sports Editor Matt Wellens introduces the nine incoming Wildcats who will take the ice for the Northern Michigan University hockey team this season. Check the Article Links section for the previous eight Fresh Faces.

Name (number): Shane Sooth (11)

Position: Forward

Year: Freshman

Age: 21

Height: 6-1

Weight: 221

Hometown: Canyon Country, Calif.

Last club (league): Dubuque (USHL)

Major: Undeclared

Hobbies: Hanging with the guys

Favorite NHL team: L.A. Kings

Favorite NHL player: Joe Thorton

Strongest skill on the ice: Passing

Weakest skill on the ice: Strength

Who was the biggest influence on your hockey career and why?

“Last year’s coach (Jim Montgomery). I had him for three years. He has taught me a lot.”

If you weren’t hockey player, what would you be?

“A construction worker.”

What’s your favorite movie and why?

“‘Friday’ because it’s funny.”

In head coach Walt Kyle’s words:

“Excellent hands, tight good vision, strong on the puck. Really, really good defensive player. He plays both sides of the puck really well. He’s exceptional on face offs. He should see a big role as a freshman and that role should only grow over time. He has good leadership skills.”