Rolling with the Rockets: Samuel Lussier

Rolling with the Rockets: Samuel Lussier

Samuel Lussier is the youngest player on the Rockets team, and is one of the only two local players from Golden.

He has been playing hockey since he was four years old, and remembers road trips with his team abd playing in all different rinks growing up.

“He is the youngest guy, so there has been an adjustment from tier hockey, but he is growing as a player every day,” said head coach Jeremy Blumes. “Our town should be proud of this local product playing on our team.”

Since he was young, Lussier always wanted to play on the Golden Rockets team. And now, he has joined the players, skating well, moving the puck, and playing physical, said Blumes.

“Not only is [Lussier] a promising hockey player, but he has maintained an A average in all his school subjects, so he had been able to balance the demanding schedule of the Rockets along with his academics,” Blumes said.

Hopefully one day Lussier will advance to play in the British Columbia Hockey League, and earn a scholarship to school.

Lussier says he knows the team always comes first, and he tries every game to be a good teammate with his fellow Rockets. This weekend, Lussier played in both games, helping the Rockets on their way to a 2-0 win on Friday, and a double overtime loss in Fernie by one point.

“[He] played in both our games this weekend and was a reliable steady two-way defender that was counted on in all situations,” Blumes said. “We collected three of a possible four points this weekend as we continue to climb the standings.”

If you were a scout, how would you describe yourself as a player?

Hardworking, good skater, and first to the puck.

If you could go on vacation anywhere, where would you go?

Tokyo, Japan. Amazing culture, food, and lots to do.

If you could have one superpower, what would you choose?

Teleportation, super easy to get around.

What is your favourite thing to do to relax?

Hang out with friends.

Jersey number: 5

Position: Defense

Height: 5’9”

Weight: 160 lbs.

Hometown: Golden, B.C.

Shoots: Left

Date of birth: May 28, 2002

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