|Kai is still pretty much a newcomer to the game of
roller hockey. Despite having picked up the game 3 years ago, his actual game
experience and hockey playing time in general are quite limited. He started out his
rookie season with The Punishers at TSA and continued with most of the team on to the Red
Army Team. However, he was only able to play a couple of games that season due to a
conflict with his volleyball league. After that, he didn't really play roller hockey
until now with the Womp Rats.
amazing athletic ability allowed him to pick up the game and improve quite rapidly.
This was clearly displayed in his rookie season as he was voted by the team for the most
improved player award. His skills are still continuing to improve, but that is not
what makes him such a valuable player. It is his competitiveness, hustle, and
knowledge of the game that enables him to compete with players that have had many more
years of experience. He utilitizes the discipline he has gained and the strategies
he has learned in other sports, such as basketball, to help him see the "big
picture" and be a better player in the game of hockey.
"I know my puck-handling is weak and my shots
are inaccurate so I tend to concentrate more on defense and let the scorers of the team do
the scoring." With an unselfish attitude like that, it is simple to see how he
can be such a great asset to the team. His neverending quest to become a better
hockey player through hours of practice alone or with the team, and studying the game off
the rink will surely make him a hot commodity in the roller hockey world within the next
For more personal, non-hockey related information on
Kai, visit his web site at http://www.flash.net/~kaipow.