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Northfield hockey's Scofield is good with paddle, too

11/26/2013, 5:43pm CST
By Star Tribune

Scofield is coming off a season in which he was the Raiders’ leading scorer with 33 goals and 22 assists.


Scofield

Senior forward Nate Scofield is looking to lead the Northfield boys’ hockey team to its third consecutive winning season.

Scofield is coming off a season in which he was the Raiders’ leading scorer with 33 goals and 22 assists. They finished with an overall record of 17-9.

Here is a closer look at Scofield, who is also a member of the golf team in the spring:

Q: What is the best movie you’ve seen in the last year?

A: “Goon.”

Q: Three words my friends or teammates might use to describe me?

A: Energetic; talkative; determined.

Q: Three songs I never skip on my iPod are …

A: … “Lose Yourself” by Eminem, “Holy Grail” by Jay Z, and “Party in the USA” by Miley Cyrus.

Q: What are your three favorite apps?

A: Twitter; The Hockey News; and Tiger Woods PGA Tour ’12.

Q: Who do you like to follow the most on Twitter, and why?

A: Peoria Mustangs (@PeoriaMustangs) to keep tabs on my brother, Andrew, and see how he is doing. [The Mustangs are a Tier III Junior A hockey team in the North American 3 Hockey League.]

Q: How did you get started playing hockey?

A: My dad got me into hockey at a young age.

Q: At my first varsity practice, I felt …

A: ... exhausted, but still excited and nervous.

Q: What did you work on most prior to the start of the season?

A: Strength, speed and shot.

Q: What are your goals for the upcoming hockey season?

A: To finish in the top four in our section, and top three in the last year of the Missota Conference.

Q: What is your favorite meal prior to a game?

A: Spaghetti the night before, and Jimmy John’s the day of our game.

Q: What is your most memorable moment as a high school athlete?

A: Playing in the Class 1A, Section 1 final in 2012. [The Raiders lost to Rochester Lourdes 4-1 in the title game.]

Q: How do you balance school and sports during the year?

A: I try to get most of my school work done early, so I can focus on hockey when it’s finished.

Q: Who is your school’s biggest rival, and why?

A: I would say either Rochester Lourdes or Faribault. Rochester Lourdes because it has eliminated us from the section playoffs the last two years, and Faribault because it’s a border battle.

Q: If you could change one thing about high school sports, what would it be?

A: I wish the winter season would last longer, if not go all year.

Q: Who is your favorite college or pro sports team and why?

A: The Minnesota Gophers because they’re always one of the top teams in the nation, so it’s fun to watch.

Q: Do you have a secret talent — and if so, what is it?

A: I’m a very skilled Ping-Pong player.

Q: What is the best sports advice you ever received?

A: To keep working hard because there is always going to be someone better than you.

RON HAGGSTROM

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