Get to know the Newcastle Northstars: Francis Drolet

The Northstars are Newcastle's national ice hockey team, playing in the Australian Ice Hockey League. Get to know the Northstars players as they progress through the 2019 season.

Name: Francis Drolet

Number: 17

Where were you born? Montreal, Canada

What suburb do you live now? Beautiful Waratah

How did you get into hockey? My dad use to make an outdoor rink at my cottage every winter, so grew up watching hockey and had a rink in the backyard to skate... here I am now

How long have you played for the Northstars? About three months now. What a great family!

What's your favourite hockey memory? Winning championships is always the strongest hockey memories and I have been fortunate to win more than one.

Do you have a trademark hockey move? I do not unfortunately

Which team do you follow in the NHL? Montreal Canadiens

Do you think you would make a good goalie? No. I've tried street hockey goalie and it's not for me. Harder than most think

What would you to say to someone who has never been to a hockey game? Go! It will surprise you

What do you do for a day job? I help maintaining HISS (Hunter Ice Skating Stadium), the great hockey facility in Warner's Bay

What is your dream job? Playing hockey

Do you have any superstitions? Not really but I don't like bad karma so I try to avoid everything that will give me that

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life what would it be? With no health consequences, probably Poutine

If you could time travel, would you go to the past or future? As you get older, probably the past haha

Who would you like to be stuck on a deserted island with? Good question, probably Tom Hanks after having experienced it in Cast Away

What is the craziest thing you have ever done? I once didn't wait 30 mins after eating before entering the water

How would people describe you? Average height white male who likes to smile, laugh and have a good time

If you could master one skill you don't have right now, what would it be? The skill of communication and persuasion