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Meet the Cru: Blake Sydlowski

Name: Blake Sydlowski

Position: Centre

2017/18 Team: St. Albert Raiders

Hometown:  St. Albert

When did you start playing hockey: When I was 4

Do you have any pre-game rituals: I always eat the same pre-game meal pasta and chicken. I put my right skate on first and tie it before my left. I always stick handle in the same spot on the ice in warmup.

What is your favourite hockey memory: Winning the league in Minor Midget and moving on to provincials.

Why did you choose the Crusaders: The Crusaders have always welcomed me and made me feel like I was at home right from the first spring camp that I attended.

Biggest achievement in your hockey career so far: Winning the league in Minor Midget and receiving league MVP.

What are you hockey goals: To make the junior level and be successful during my career. I want to continue my hockey career after junior and play in the highest ranked league that I can.

Favourite opponent (player) that you’ve gone up against: Peyton Krebs. The way that he competes and his passion for winning puts him above everyone else.

What do you do when you’re off the ice: Golf, tennis, movies, and the occasional game of Fortnite.

A fun fact about yourself:  I’m not very good at biology.