Tell us about your hometown and team for the 2021 season ahead.
My name is Ty Sauer, I’m a 2005 born Junior A hockey player with the Camrose Kodiaks. I’m
from Beaumont, Alberta. A city of approximately twenty thousand people.
How did you originally begin playing hockey (what age as well) and what is your favorite memory from when you were younger?
I developed a passion for hockey at a very young age. I got my first pair of skates when I was two, and
played my first season at the age of four. I’m now entering my thirteenth hockey season, and
my love for the game still prospers. I look forward to the opportunities that lie ahead, as I
play in the AJHL as a sixteen year old.
Tell us about your hobbies.
Apart from hockey I enjoy other forms of athletics. I love badminton, golf and just about any other sport I have the opportunity to try.
What are your top goals as a student athlete? Why are they your top goals?
Another thing that is a big focus for me, is my academics. My biggest goal is to play for a division one
NCAA school and successfully get a degree. This will grant me the versatility to pursue pro
aspirations while still keeping a backup plan.
What separates you as a player or person? How do you continue to get better?
I know that every little thing matters when pursuing a scholarship from an NCAA school. This means taking all possible steps to set myself apart from my competition. Paying attention to details, and remaining diligent both on
and off the ice. I’m a very competitive person, which also sets me apart. During this last year
with covid, each and every player had an option. We could either use that time away from
the rink to get better and come back stronger. Or we could sit back and take a break. I chose
the first option, while others were out partying it up, I was in the gym. I worked like crazy
over the break and it’s paid off, I’ve earned a spot on the Kodiaks at 16.
What’s your mindset now moving forward?
I know this is only the beginning, and I understand that the road ahead won’t be easy. But I’m also willing to do
whatever it takes to be successful, both at this level and the next. Everyday I still push myself to improve and maintain the positive strives I’ve made.