Meet SEMI Hockey’s Lead Professional Skill Provider and Head Coach of our Atom A1 team, Shane Kuss! We recently sat down with Shane to get to know him a bit better!
Hometown: Ladner BC
Playing Career: 4 seasons in the BCHL, Kamloops Blazers WHL, Vancouver Canucks Camp NHL, Pro Hockey in Sweden and the USA.
Personal: Married to Shauna, 2 Children (Taylor and Trevor)
Favourite NHL player (past or present): Steve Yzerman
Favourite sport or hobby (other than hockey): Sprint Car Racing, physical training
Do you have any pets? Dog (Zoey)
What are your Hockey playing highlights?
Participating in the Quebec/International PeeWee tournament (25 goals in 5 games), leading all-time scorer in the BCHL, participating in an NHL training camp, playing professionally in Europe and USA.
What do you enjoy most about coaching at SEMI?
The people of SEMI and being able to give back to hockey and to a great community dedicated to helping their kids be better citizens through the game of hockey.
What advice would you give a young hockey player that wants to push his/her game to a higher level?
My advice to young players is to enjoy the game and enjoy the moment and not rush the process. Success comes from being a good teammate and working hard.