Next up is Ohio's Pasquale Terrazzano.
Name: Phil Ginand
Current Team: Tri-City Storm
Hometown: Milford, Massachusetts
Date of Birth: April 7, 1988
Weight: 180 lbs.
Stats: 9 goals, 14 assists
Previous Team: New England Huskies
College: Mercyhurst College (2008)
Ryan: What is your favorite and least favorite arena (outside of your own) to play in and why?
Phil Ginand: My favorite is Des Monies because it's a great atmosphere, loud fans, hard ice, and can't get enough of the thumbs down from the tailgaters as our bus drives by them.
Worst rink is Chicago, poor atmosphere and the double rink affect takes me back to peewee.
Ryan: Describe your USHL experience so far.
PG: I've learned a lot of different life lessons and have grown as a person.
Ryan: What were your reactions to being traded, and how do you enjoy Kearney?
PG: The biggest thing about being traded was the transition. Different team, different coach, and different systems. I love Kearney. It's a great hockey town, with great people in it. I have great teammates and we have a lot of fun here. I was also fortunate enough to be housed with a great family which makes the expericence even better.
Ryan: What made Mercyhurst the right school for you?
PG: When I visted the campus, I loved it right away, the campus was picture perfect with the rink right on campus. Mercyhurst has been a sucessful program and always has a chance to make the NCAA tourney. The biggest thing was the coaches. I can't say enough good things about the coaches at Mercyhurst. Head coach Rick Gotkin and asst. coach Bobby Ferrias have treated me above and beyond and I can't wait to play for them.
Ryan: What is it like playing for coach Littler?
PG: It has been a different experience.
Thanks to Phil for taking time to answer these.