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Nandia Arslanbaatar

1. What is the significance behind your jersey number? 
8 Is my birthdate September 8th, it also represents infinity.

2. When did you start playing hockey? 
14 years old, freshman year

3. What is your favorite hockey memory? 
My first goal

4. What is your most embarrassing hockey moment? 
The first time the puck ever touched my stick during a game I fell immediately.

5. What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? 
I’m assistant captain for the first hockey team I ever joined, my high school team.

6. Who is your favorite hockey coach? 
Michaela, I felt more confident in what I loved when I understood my part and had amazing coaching advice.

7. What does hockey mean to you? 
A way for me to focus all my attention on hockey is a catharsis for the things in my life.

8. What would you like to say to your parents? 
I really appreciate and love you for all that you do.

9. What are your plans for after high school? 
Go to school majoring in math and continue hockey.

Parent thoughts:
It all starts out just like one of those other things you tried out over the years but it turned out to be the best decision you have ever made. You are committed to hockey and benefitted from it. You grew a lot with hockey in a way self discipline, self esteem, confidence and determination. So proud of you. We enjoy watching all your games. Your younger sister, inspired by you, even joined ice dogs hockey.