Meet Noah Asmundson
Regina U18AAA (SMAAAHL)
“6’1” 175 Pounds
2005 DOB – Forward
Tell us about your hometown, family and hobbies.
I’m from White City, Saskatchewan and it’s a suburb outside of Regina. It’s starting to grow a lot more in population but still feels like a small town as everyone knows each other and all go to school together and play on the same sports teams together. I have two older brothers; Jacob (23), and Josh (21). My parents are Jennifer and Travis. My brothers and my dad all played hockey but not as serious as I have but we all love hockey. Both of my brothers are currently in university right now. My hobbies would be water skiing and golf. I love both sports, I have skied for as long as I can remember and have recently picked up golf since the pandemic and really enjoy it.
How did you originally begin playing hockey (what age as well) and what is your favourite memory from when you were younger?
I first started skating when I was 2 years old and played my first game when I was 3. I got into it as both my brothers played and I would spend every day at the rink watching them so it started with mini sticks and then I wanted to do the real thing and just really enjoyed it. my favourite memory would be spring hockey, the tournament and the time spent with your best friends was just the most fun thing ever.
Who is your favourite NHL player and who do you model your game after? Why?
My Favourite players are Mark Stone and Patrik Laine. I model my shot after Laine’s. People love to talk about Matthew’s shot but Laine’s sneaky release is just unbelievable and I love watching it.
What team do/did you play for? What was your favorite part from the season?
I play for the Regina Pat Candaidians, my Favourite memory of the season was our goal with 0.6 seconds left on the clock to beat Notre Dame in game 1 of the second round of the playoffs. just the electric bench was a great feeling especially to do it in Wilcox.
What are your top goals as a student athlete? Why are they your top goals?
My goal is to be a top performer on the ice of the team I’m playing for as well as to be disciplined off the ice to maintain good grades to support my goals. They are my top goals because you train like the elite to be the elite, nothing less.
How important is school from your perspective? Why is it that way?
School is very important as it allows you to have opportunities that you wouldn’t have otherwise.
What would it mean to you to play at the NCAA or Pro level?
Most people say it would mean everything but it really would mean everything. it would make all the late nights, early mornings, days where you’re tired, the gym, and not having the time to do other things all worth it and that it was worthwhile.
What separates you as a player or person? How do you continue to get better?
What separates me is how dedicated I am to my goals and that it has come more of an obsession to achieve.
What impact are you looking to have in your sports careers (community, team, success, etc.)
I’m looking to make the team around me better on and off the ice and to inspire the people I’m around and younger kids to work hard.
One fun fact about yourself.
I do competitive water skiing and have won Provincials 7 times, Westerns 2 times, and 2nd in Nationals.