Vancouver Giants’ Brendan Semchuk can’t beat Seattle Thunderbirds’ goalie Matt Berlin during WHL action at the Langley Events Centre on Nov. 28. Gary Ahuja Langley Times

Dropping the gloves with Brendan Semchuk

Get to know the Vancouver Giants third-year forward from Kamloops

Brendan Semchuk is a third-year winger with the Vancouver Giants.

In 27 games this season, the 18-year-old has seven goals and 16 points, and he is just one goal and four points away from matching last year’s eight goals and 20 points in 63 games.

The six-foot, 187-pound forward was a first round pick out of Kamloops of the Giants in the 2010 bantam draft, going 10th overall. And prior to this season, he attended training camp with the Washington Capitals.

He recently sat down with Langley Times sports reporter Gary Ahuja to talk about his interests on and off the ice.

Favourite movie: Blades of Glory

Last concert: Kanye West in Vancouver last year

Pre-game ritual: Same meal, chicken caesar salad.

Favourite music genre: I am a big country guy, good mood, good vibe.

Pump-up song: something by Kanye.

Favourite meal: Steak.

Favourite TV show: Suits

Coffee spot: Starbucks.

Favourite smoothie: Strawberry banana.

TV show you recently binge-watched: Stranger Things.

Celebrity who always makes you laugh: Will Ferrell.

App you spend too much time on: Snapchat.

At the all you can eat buffett, you go straight for the: dessert.

Favourite dessert: chocolate cake.

Favourite NHL team: Montreal Canadiens.

NHLer you pattern your game after: Jonathan Drouin.

If you couldn’t play hockey, you would play: soccer.

If you couldn’t play pro hockey, you would: something with business.

Nickname: Semmer

Biggest name from your hometown: Joe Hicketts, he is making his way up there (currently playing for the Grand Rapids Griffins, the AHL affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings).

Athlete you admire the most: LeBron James.

Which superhero would you like to be and why: Probably Superman just because he seems to have everything going for him.

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