Back from its summer hiatus, the Vanderbilt hockey club is due to kickoff its season on Monday, 9/3, with the first of four tryout sessions that will determine who will skate on each of the two rosters the club will be fielding – the “Vandy Black” squad which will compete in the ACHA/SECHC and the “Commodores” which will compete locally at the Centennial Sportsplex.
Ahead of the skate, we wanted to take a moment to introduce you to two of the newest members of the coaching staff who will be captaining the ship for the Commodores squad in 2012/13 – 2012 Vanderbilt graduate Jack McCallum and black-and-gold-newbie Lee Kanouff. Check out the video above for a few highlights from our preseason interviews with the duo.
As both are from Philadelphia, the players and returning coaches will no doubt be on their guard against the potential pitfalls of working with folks from the city of brotherly love. For example, the club will be institutionalizing several new controls for 2012/13, including …
- Thou shalt not each cheesesteaks within two hours of a game.
- Thou shalt not throw batteries at Santa, the Easter bunny, or any other holiday icon in the event that one were to show up at a game or practice during the season.
- Thou shalt not play the movie “Invincible” starring Mark Wahlberg on bus trips. Ever.
On behalf of the players and their families, the Vanderbilt hockey club would like to welcome Lee and Jack aboard and thank them in advance for their time and energy. As highly committed volunteers, guys who are passionate about both Vanderbilt and the game of hockey, the club will no doubt benefit greatly from their contributions.
Four days until the first skate folks. Get ready for an amazing 2012/13!