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Jack DeAlba

Q&A with Jack

What is your favorite pre-game meal?
My favorite pre-game meal is eating pasta for the carbs.

Do you have a pre-game ritual? If so, what is it?
My pre-game ritual is listening to music to get motivated for the games.

Favorite NHL player, and why?
My favorite NHL player is Nathan MacKinnon because he is an all-around skilled athlete and fun to watch.

Best hockey moment this year?
The best hockey moment this year was definitely beating Loyola Gold in our home rink.

What is the best memory you have of high school hockey?
My best high school hockey memory was when Hunter Malley scored the game winning goal to advance our team to the next level of State playoffs during my JV season.

What is your favorite memory about youth hockey?
My favorite youth hockey moment was when my Squirt team went undefeated for the season. I sent the picture of the team as well.

If you didn’t play hockey what would you be doing?
If I weren't playing hockey, I would be working and making money.

What is something none of your teammates know about you?
My teammates may not know that I like to listen to big band music. My favorite is Frank Sinatra.

What advice would you leave for your Junior / Sophomore / Freshman teammates?
My advice to teammates would be to put the work in both on and off the ice.

Do you have plans after high school? If so, what?
I am going to Illinois State University in the Fall to study Construction Management with a minor degree in Business.

What do you want to be doing in 20 years?
In 20 years, I will be buying and flipping houses for a living.

Do you have a classic bus story or any other story you'd like to share of hockey career?
My favorite hockey memory is playing Summer men's league hockey with my two older brothers. Also, making backyard ice rinks with my dad and brothers while growing up.