Meet Riley See
Whitecourt Wolverines (AJHL)
Tell us about your hometown, family and hobbies.
My Name is Riley See and I play for the Whitecourt Wolverines of the AJHL. I’m from Sherwood Park, Alberta. My parents names are Sandra Forscutt and Travis See. A few of my hobbies would be playing basketball, fishing and working out.
How did you originally begin playing hockey (what age as well) and what is your favourite memory from when you were younger?
I originally began hockey at the age of 3 when my parents entered me into a skating camp. As the youngest kid in the camp I thought I was the worst person there. As I stepped onto the ice I fell flat on my face and started crying and told my parents I don’t want to play hockey. The next year when I was 4 my parents entered me back into the same camp and I was the best player at the camp, that’s where my love for the sport began. My favourite hockey memory would have to be winning the CSSHL Elite 15’s division with NAX. Our team went 3 for 3 winning the Midget Minor AAA tournament, Western Canadian Crown U16 tournament and then the CSSHL Championship.
Who is your favourite NHL player and who do you model your game after? Why?
My favourite NHLer is Sidney Crosby but a person I would like to model my game after would be a player like Sebastian Aho. Aho to me is one the hardest working superstars in the league. He works hard on the forecheck and is elite with the puck down low. He is also an elite Penalty Killer along with being a point per game player in the NHL and playing on the powerplay. I think Aho plays a complete game and is a player I love to watch play.
What are your top goals as a student athlete? Why are they your top goals? How important is school from your perspective? Why is that?
School to me is extremely important because it is what sets a person up for life. Having a highschool diploma and a college degree helps set a person apart from others. The valuable things learnt while attending school, both in and out of the classroom, are things that I believe will be carried forward for the rest of my life. Things such as learning habits, time management are both very valuable to understand, and the education part of school, and doing well in school is how a person sets their life up.
What would it mean to you to play at the NCAA or Pro level?
To be able to play in the NCAA would mean the world to me. Having the ability to play the sport I love while getting a good education in and working towards a degree Is what I have been looking to do for a while now and a goal that I am going to continue striving for.
What separates you as a player or person? How do you continue to get better?
What separates me from other players would be my work ethic. I may not be the biggest player on the ice but I do not shy away from the dirty areas and will do whatever I can to help my team win.
What impact are you looking to have in your sports careers (community, team, success, etc)
I am looking to inspire kids through my hockey career to try and show people that heart means more than size.
One fun fact about yourself.
I am a provincial silver medalist in cross country 3km.