Player of the Week: Evan Kellough

Evan Kellough has probably been the most consistent player on the Ice Cats ice hockey team in terms of effort and attitude during a tough stretch this season.

“Evan’s energy level and enthusiasm to play has not wavered the entire season,” Ice Cats Coach Dave Lepage said, “and as the team enters the home stretch of the season, Evan will really begin to wear some opponents down with his relentless forecheck and energy.”

In recognition of his strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Evan is this week’s Boosters and Hancock Lumber “Player of the Week.” Each week, a Lake Region athlete is recognized for his/her dedication (does more than what is asked), work ethic, coachability and academic good standing. Recipients receive a specially-designed t-shirt, sponsored by Hancock Lumber.

The Kellough File

Name: Evan Kellough

Year in School: Senior

Town: Bridgton

Parents: Greg and Jillian Kellough

Sports you play: Golf, ice hockey, lacrosse

School organizations: Varsity Club, Rotary Club

School honors: Golf Athlete of the Year (junior year)

Best piece of advice you have received? My dad once told me something along the lines of, “Don’t worry about what everyone else is doing, you don’t owe anyone any explanation, and just do your best.”

Who is your biggest fan? My dad does whatever he can to make it to every game and make sure I’m ready to play.

I know I have had a good sports day when…for me, the best sleep comes after a successful day working hard with my team.

What is your favorite sport? Nothing beats the atmosphere of a crowded hockey arena during a good game. Hockey is definitely the most fun to play and watch.

If I could change one thing about myself as an athlete, I would change…If I could change anything, I would go back in time and spend more time learning the fundamentals of the game and take it seriously.

What qualities make for a good teammate and whom do you consider a good teammate? Huxley Lovering is a sophomore from Fryeburg Academy. He never gives up, he’s always positive and his actions speak louder than his words.

What do you believe you bring to your team? Every player has a unique playing style, and I try my best to balance whoever I’m playing with. I can step into any position when I’m on the ice to fill in any gaps.

What characteristics do you feel make for a good coach? A good coach doesn’t need to be intimidating to gain the respect of his team. He is both challenging and understanding. A good coach can get the team to focus and get down to business and have fun doing it.

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