Get to know the Newcastle Northstars: Sammy Banga

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: Sammy Banga

Number: 96

Where were you born? Windsor, Ontario, Canada

What suburb do you live now? Charlestown

How did you get into hockey? My dad took me skating when I was 4 years old

How long have you played for the Northstars? Half of last season and I'm here for a full season this time around

What's your favourite hockey memory? I have too many!

Which team do you follow in the NHL? Toronto Maple Leafs

Do you think you would make a good goalie? In road hockey maybe

What would you to say to someone who has never been to a hockey game? Watch it live once and you will be hooked

What do you do for a day job? I was a child and youth support worker before coming to Newcastle this season

What is your dream job? NHL general manager

Do you have any superstitions? I find a quiet area for 5 minutes to lay down and chill before putting my gear on for the game

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life what would it be? Pizza

If you could time travel, would you go to the past or future? No regrets, but the past just to relive some moments

Who would you like to be stuck on a deserted island with? An attractive female

What is the craziest thing you have ever done? No comment

How would people describe you? You would have to ask others, but hopefully a great teammate and person

If you could master one skill you don't have right now, what would it be? The skill to find an Aussie wife haha

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