Meet the Cru: William Zapernick

Name: William Zapernick

Postition: Forward

Midget Team: SSAC Athletics Midget AAA

Favourite player, you've played against?

Dennis Cesana from the Brooks Bandits was an insanely skilled defenceman that was almost impossible to track down. It was fun to watch the plays he would make coming out of his zone, and the way he jumped up in the play was cool to see from a defenceman.

Why'd you picked the Jersey Number you have? 

My was dad was number 16 throughout his hockey career, and coincidentally it’s the day of my birthday as well.

Pre Game Rituals?

Some of the boys on the Cru have a ritual I'm apart of. We play keep it up with a sewer ball not letting the ball touch the ground for 60 + hits.

What do you want to do after your time is done in junior hockey?

My ultimate goal is to move up to College Division One hockey and I'm trying to do everything I can to reach that next level.

What do you do in the offseason?

I like to golf and hang out at my lake in the offseason. Also, I always take a trip in the offseason to rest and relax before the long season.

Favourite memory of the 2017/18 season?

Scoring my first goal was pretty cool it took way to long but finally getting my first goal puck was a special moment for me.

Favourite memory as a Crusader?

Playing against Lloydminster in one of the last regular season games was a really cool game. Playing in front of an almost packed crowd in the arena was special game or me and one I will always remember.