PRINCE GEORGE BC – Andrew Seaman’s first BCHL season is in the books. The Winnetka, Illinois native is going into his 20 year old season and looking to make a big impact in Spruce Kings colours. We talk to Seaman about next year, but also reflect on the 2019-20 season as well. It is the 6th edition of Spruce Kings Q & A.
Cole Waldie: Well Andrew, before we get into the hockey side of things, how have things been since the end of the season and what have you been getting up too?
Andrew Seaman: Things have been good all things considered. I obviously wish I could be on the ice but with gyms and rinks being closed, but I have been staying in shape at home and I recently bought a pair of rollerblades. I have also been playing a lot of golf which has been nice.
Cole Waldie: What has been the go-to on Netflix during quarantine?
Andrew Seaman: My family has been flying through shows throughout quarantine so there has been a few. I really liked the newest season of Ozark and I have recently started watching Portlandia.
Cole Waldie: First year of your BCHL career now in the books, how did you find the adjustment not just coming into the league, but in a different country as well?
Andrew Seaman: There was definitely an adjustment coming from prep school hockey and it took me a bit of time to learn what it takes to play in the league. I was lucky to have some experienced teammates and the coaching staff helped me a ton. As far as the move to Canada, it couldn’t have been an easier transition. The city of Prince George showed amazing support all year and I had a great experience with my billet family.
Cole Waldie: Did you have a favourite memory or moment from last season?
Andrew Seaman: I think my favourite memory from last season was going to Kitimat at the end of the year. It was a unique experience to be able to bring high level hockey to a community that doesn’t normally have access to it.
Cole Waldie: Looking ahead to next season, is there anything specifically you would like about your game to improve?
Andrew Seaman: I definitely want to improve my offensive and be a consistent producer next season. As an older guy coming into next season, I want to be depended on to play in any situation and be a leader like the 20 year old’s were last season.
Cole Waldie: Lastly for you Seamz, what has been your favourite part about being a Spruce King thus far?
Andrew Seaman: My favourite part of being a Spruce Kings has just been the day to day schedule, getting to spend lots of hours a day with the team. We were really a close-knit group last season which made it a lot of fun to come to the rink every day. And of course, there was nothing better than experiencing Friday and Saturday nights in the mix with the best fans in the league.