From the Launchpad: Brandon Weare

From the Launchpad: Brandon Weare

After two big wins this weekend, you can bet Rockets goalie Brandon Weare is pretty happy.

Weare backstopped the team to wins over two of the top teams in the Neil Murdoch division, with a .912 save percentage and a combined 73 saves in two nights. And while he loves to play, winning is his favourite part of the game.

As a goalie, he looks up to players like Carey Price, who has solidified himself as one of the top net minders in the NHL and across the international hockey stage as well. And while panelists may argues about how Price is remembered, Weare has already made up his mind; to him, Price is the greatest of all time.

Weare shares some commonalities with Price, as well. His patience with the play and his ability to read the puck and anticipate where it’s going before it happens have become some of his greatest strengths as a goalie, and have helped him lead the team to only one loss in the month of November.

It’s not all about hockey though. When Weare needs to relax, he likes to focus on his breathing to help calm his nerves. He’s also a fan of golf, spike ball, and video games.

Originally from Calgary, Alta., Weare loves being in Golden. His favourite part of being here, aside from winning hockey games, is Big Bend.

In the future, Weare aspires to own something, whether that be property or something else. The 18 year old rookie hasn’t quite made up his mind yet, but has plenty of time to figure it out.