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FRESHMAN SPOTLIGHT: NICHOLAS HOWELL

09/06/2016, 2:30pm MDT
By Staff

Miners welcome 6 foot forward from Canada.

Join us in welcoming the newest addition to the Miners Hockey Club roster, freshman Nicholas Howell from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
 
Coach Herman on the addition of Howell to the Miner roster, “Nicholas is a complete package player. He can play forward and defense, plays physical and also has a knack for scoring. He’s a born leader and will be expected to bring those qualities to the team both on and off the ice.  We are excited for all that he brings from the classroom to the ice.”
 
Position: Forward
Previous Team: Regina Extreme Hockey Capitals
Stats: Capitals: 8 points (2 G, 6 A)
Height: 6' 0
Weight: 195
Major: Geology
 
Why did you choose UTEP? 
I chose UTEP because it has such a unique landscape and warm climate and it's an excellent place to study geology in the field.
 
What are you looking forward to most about coming to UTEP?
I am looking forward to playing hockey at a college level in a new country. As well as meeting new friends while playing the sport I love.
 
What has been your favorite moment of your hockey career so far?
My favorite moment was competing at the Canadian championships for Jr. Hockey and making it to the bronze medal game.
 
When did you start playing the game of hockey?
I started playing hockey when I was 3 years old.
 
Which NHL player(s) do you model your game after?
Brent burns, Bobby Ore, Logan Couture
 
What is your favorite activity outside of hockey?
My favorite activity outside of hockey would be working out and being outdoors. 
 
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