The journey of each hockey player is different from the next - and today, we focus on Jake Lincourt’s story. Jake is from Rhode Island and is currently a center for the Walpole Express in the EHL. Previously, he was an affiliate player for the New Jersey Titans in the NAHL and captain at Ponaganset for two years. Jake shared with us his hockey story and all about how he got to where he is today.
Q. How did you get into hockey and who inspired you to play?
“ My family has been a hockey family since I was born. My dad played, all my uncles, and grandparents, so I was brought into it since I was a kid. My dad inspired me to play from a young age, always taking me to the rink to help me learn to skate …. building rinks at home made me fall in love with the game.”
Q. What teams/leagues have you played on in the past?
“Throughout high school I played in Rhode Island for Ponaganset High school and I also played tier 1 AAA half season for the providence capitals. My U18 year I played for the Connecticut chiefs U18 in the AYHL and the beast league. This past season I played for the Walpole Express in the EHL.”
Q. If someone has never seen you play before, how would you describe your game?
“I’m a defensively responsible center that can win draws and also produce offensively.”
Q. How would you say Rule 1 Sports has helped you thus far?
“Rule one has helped me make a plan for my upcoming season. Last season I wasn’t on a team until October, but this year since I’ve been working with Austyn, I’ve been able to already have multiple options for next season and it’s still only April. Not only that, Jack has also helped me through video. Having someone to do individualized video with you whenever you want really helps you know how to develop the little things in your game that needs work.”
Q. Do you have any specific goals for yourself and your game in the next couple years?
“My biggest goal for this next season is to commit to a NCAA School for the following fall. Also I hope to stay healthy this year, take it day by day, and get a little bit better every day.”
Jake’s hard work, goal setting abilities and skills are paving a path to his continued hockey success.