Where are they now?

In our first 2010-2011 season, we interviewed some awesome CT Hockey youth players. Ten years later, we're checking in to find out where they are now, and how hockey helped get them there!

Check back often! We'll be adding new profiles all season long.

(Were you a player interviewed in a Season 1 episode? Contact us and we may share your update!)

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Ryan Child


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Greater New Haven Pee Wee

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Update:
Ryan played his youth hockey through Bantams with the Greater New Haven Warriors. As a midget, he played for East Haven, followed by 4 years of Division 1 Hockey at Xavier High School.

Ryan is now a junior at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences where he is the Captain of their Ice Hockey Team. Ryan's goal is to achieve his doctorate in Pharmacy in a 6-year accelerated program.

Favorite hockey memories:
As a midget with East Haven, winning the Tier 2 State Championship and participating in USA Hockey's National Championship in 2014.

Lessons learned:
Ryan attributes his drive and commitment to his career to what he learned through the years as a hockey player. Hard work, dedication and the determination to be the best at what he does comes from years of playing hockey. Hockey helped him understand that you can achieve anything in life by focusing on what you do today, and what you can do to make yourself better: as a person, in sports and in your career.

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Bobbi Roca


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Bobbi Roca


Darien Youth Hockey Squirt B

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Bobbi Roca

Update:
Bobbi later moved to the Mid Fairfield CT Stars program and currently plays on the Stars U19 team. She has also played high school hockey at Greenwich Academy and currently plays for Loomis Chaffee. She will play at Hamilton College next fall!

Bobbi has also enjoyed lacrosse, rowing, soccer, playing the violin...and TikTok! (LOL)

Favorite hockey memories:
Playing in National Tournaments & Playing on Regional Team.... Hockey helped me make great friends, go to excellent schools, and create memories!

Lessons learned:
If you put in the effort, the success will come. Doing the little things when no one is watching goes a long way. The path everyone else takes isn't always going to be the same as yours. Always play to your strengths, and work until your weaknesses become your strengths!

Why should kids consider playing hockey?
Playing hockey builds character. Your team becomes your family, and you build friendships that'll last a life time. You also learn to compete and push yourself both on the ice and in everything else you do.

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Christina Halloran


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Christina Halloran


Darien Youth Hockey Squirt B

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Christina Halloran

Update:
Christina moved to the Mid Fairfield CT Stars as a U12 player and currently plays on the Stars U19 team. Additionally, she played during middle school at New Canaan Country School and now plays on the Deerfield Academy girls' varsity team.

Christina has been a 4-year varsity player and senior captain at Deerfield for ice hockey, field hockey, and lacrosse. She has played club lacrosse for the CT Grizzlies 2020 team and plans to play D3 hockey and lacrosse in college.

Hockey Takeaway:
Hockey friends are the best friends!

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Emily Ferguson


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Emily Ferguson


Darien Youth Hockey Squirt B

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Emily Ferguson

Update:
Emily later moved to the Mid Fairfield CT Stars program and currently plays on the Stars U19 team. She also currently plays varsity hockey and varsity field hockey at The Hotchkiss School

Emily will play hockey at Hamilton College in the fall!

Favorite hockey memories:
2016 Nationals in Minneapolis; Minnesota 2018 Nationals in Marlboro, MA; 2019 Nationals in Irvine, CA

Lessons learned:
"Playing hockey has taught me to be competitive and taught me to work with a team."

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Michael Rayher


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New Canaan Winter Club Mite B

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Michael played the last five years out of Sono Ice House with the CT Oilers/ Ct Jr Whalers. This season, he will play for the Yale 15 Tier 1 National Split Season team and also New Canaan High School.

Michael also plays lacrosse at New Canaan High School, and he golfs too!

Favorite hockey memories:
Winning back-to-back Atlantic Youth Hockey League Championships and the Pittsburgh Invitational Mid-Winter Classic tournament.

Lessons learned:
"Hockey has taught me the importance of being a good team mate. It has taught me the level of commitment and discipline needed to reach goals. It's a great team sport where you can make lifelong friends."