Get to know… Chris Gale

Monique Muñiz

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Chris Gale is a assistant captian for the CSUN hockey team. Photo Credit: Monique Muniz/assistant sports editor

Get to know.. Chris Gale

Date of birth: Oct. 2, 1986
Place of birth: Tarzana, California

Height: 6’0
Stats last season: 64 goals her and 69 assist for a combined 133 points

Position: Left Wing
Major: Recreation Tourism Management

FAVORITES
Food: Chipotle
Music: Country
Movie: “Youngblood” directed by Peter Markle
Song: “Up on the Ridge” by Dierks Bentley
Athlete: Sidney Crosby from the Pittsburgh Penguins
Book: “Playing with Fire” by Theo Fleury

Life
Greatest difficulty: “I have to say staying focused in school.”
Greatest goal accomplished: “Making the American College Hockey Association (ACHA) National team.”
Most embarrassing moment: “When we played against UC San Diego I had six goals, but on a shoot out I completely missed the net.”
Hobbies: “I like to water ski, play golf and work out.”

Hockey
Best part of my game: “My shot”
Part of my game that needs improvement: “My quickness on the ice”
Best player I’ve played against so far: “It has to be Jonathan Quick, I played against him in 2005 at the National Championship in high school.”
Player I pattern my game after: “It would be Jeff Carter”
Pre-game rituals: “I always eat a banana with water and I tie my left skate first.”
Superstitions: “I only tape my stick one way, toe to heel.”

Goals
Team: “Our overall goal is to make Nationals again and be one of the top five teams.”
Individual: “I want to produce as much as I did last year, but be more of a complete player on offense and defense.”

Extras
My first sport: Hockey
Other sports I played while growing up: Soccer and football
When I started playing hockey: 6 years old
What I do to stay in shape during the offseason: “I go to the Fitness Center.”
Person I would like to meet: Former hockey player Steve Yzerman