Tier 1 Elite Hockey League is proud to introduce you to Trevor Russell, 18U Defenseman for Thunder AAA Hockey
Have you recently committed to a NCAA program or been drafted into the OHL, WHL, NAHL or NHL? Are you excited at the prospect of playing in the higher levels of hockey?
I have recently tendered with the Aberdeen Wings of the North American Hockey league for the 2019-2020 season. I am very excited to have tendered with the Wings, they are a great organization to play for to get to the next level.
How did playing in the Tier 1 Elite Hockey League prepare you to move forward?
Playing in the Tier 1 Elite Hockey League has prepared me for the next level by always playing against the top competition across the rest of the nation. The pace of every game is always played at a very top speed which will help me for the next level where the game only becomes faster.
Are there any moments that really stand out for you from playing in Tier 1?
Two moments that stand out for me from playing in Tier 1 are being selected last year and this year for the Tier 1 All-star team that plays in the Upper Midwest High School Elite League tournament.
What would you say is the best part of your game?
The best part of my game is my skating and playmaking ability.
What do you like to do when you are not playing hockey?
When I’m not playing hockey, in the summer I am training or on the golf course. During the hockey season I work in the Pro shop at the rink where my team practices.
Is there anyone you would like to acknowledge?
First off and most importantly, I would like to thank my parents for giving me the opportunity to play the game of hockey and for encouragement and life lessons that have got me to where I am today. Second, I would like to thank all of the coaches who have given me their time to get me where I am today, and a special thanks to Brian Dorfman, Tim McCalister, Ron Gay, and Steve Jennings. I would like to give Thunder hockey a special thanks for being a first class organization and providing their players with the best coaches and learning tools for a player to develop and grow. I’ve loved all my time spent playing in the organization.