16 Chris Spracklen
Chris Spracklen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kennewick, Wash.

High School:
Southridge

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 180

Position:
Forward

Experience:
3L

Club:
Oswego Admirals, OPJHL



One of six members of the senior class ... lone player on the team from Washington ... not expected to play this season ... chronic back injuries have limited ice time ... will continue to be involved with team ... played Major Juniors which limited eligibility ... played in 38 career games with five points ... scored twice and handed out pair of assists ... will chronicle the season with an on-line diary for second consecutive season ...three-time letterwinner.

2009-10: Appeared in 19 games ... scored once with one assist ... won 57% of his faceoffs ... successful on 49-of-86 draws ... was +1 with an assist in 4-1 win over Canisius ... netted a goal in 5-0 victory over Connecticut ... one of three games in which he was +1 ... +1 during 4-2 win over service academy rival Air Force at Tate Rink.

2008-09: Appeared in 20 games ... missed the first eight games after playing major juniors ... also sat out 2007-08 season after competing in the Ontario Provincial Junior Hockey League ... collected first collegiate point with an assist at Mercyhurst ... scored first goal in non-conference loss to Union ... scored power play tally in 4-3 win against Canisius ... on the ice for upset of #2 Miami ... competed in non-conference games against Ohio State, Dartmouth and Massachusetts ... drew conference assignments against RIT, Holy Cross, Air Force and Bentley ... appeared in one playoff game ... won 77 of 165 faceoffs.

2007-08: Did not compete in a varsity contest after playing major juniors.

Background: Spent parts of his summer in Germany participating in military training ... enjoyed a five-country European vacation ... served as Squad Leader at Camp Buckner at West Point for five weeks during summer of 2009 ... brother, Joey, is a former Army hockey player and 2010 West Point graduate ... Chris played for the Oswego Admirals of the Ontario Provincial Junior Hockey League ... team MVP and leading scorer ... competed for the Minnesota Ice Hawks in 2005-06 and was part of team that went to the national semifinals ... earned team MVP honors, as well as Offensive Player of the Year laurels ... won a national championship as a member of the U.S.A. Hockey Inline squad in 2004 ... won a Minnesota high school state title while at Southridge High School ... son of Jim and Carol Spracklen ... also has a sister, Jenna ... lists Sidney Crosby, Maxim Afinogenov and Tiger Woods as his favorite athletes ... majoring in Management.

Getting To Know #16

Best part about Army hockey? My teammates
I wear #16 because? I wore it all through Juniors
Song most played on my iPod? Feel It - Three 6 Mafia; 4th of July - Shooter Jennings
Best dressed teammate? Drew Pierson
Best part of roadtrips? Being able to relax, chatting with the guys on the bus, catching up on sleep and unreal meals
Favorite roadtrip? RIT - its long, and RIT is an awesome place to play
Pregame rituals? I always put my gear on the same way, get dressed at the same time, listen to the same pregame songs
My first pair of skates were? Turbos
I started playing hockey at age? 5
Two words to describe Coach Riley? Superstitious, intense
Worst part of practice? Constantine drill
Sporting event I would like to attend? Game 7 of Stanley Cup Finals
If I could interview any person it would be? Will Farrell

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