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Two goals left for Eagan hockey's Max Elsenheimer

02/18/2014, 6:11pm CST
By Star Tribune

Eagan senior Max Elsenheimer still has two goals he would like to accomplish before the end of the school year.


Elsenheimer

Eagan senior Max Elsenheimer still has two goals he would like to accomplish before the end of the school year: to lead the Wildcats boys’ hockey and lacrosse teams to the state tournament.

Elsenheimer is the fifth-leading scorer for the hockey team, which finished the regular season with an overall record of 15-9-1. The Wildcats tied for fifth place in the South Suburban ­Conference.

Elsenheimer, who serves as a captain for both teams, is a center on the hockey squad and a midfielder for the lacrosse team in the spring.

Here is a closer look at ­Elsenheimer:

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

A: “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

Q: Three songs I never skip on my iPod are

A: … “Semi-Charmed Life” by Third Eye Blind; “She’s So Mean” by Matchbox 20; and “Vienna” by Billy Joel.

Q: What are your three favorite apps?

A: Twitter; 8tracks; and Snapchat.

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

A: FollowThePuck because he posts scores and updates from all the high school hockey games in Minnesota right after they happen.

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

A: Trustworthy; tough; intense.

Q: How did you get started playing hockey and lacrosse?

A: I started playing hockey because my favorite movie was “The Mighty Ducks.” I started lacrosse because it’s a fast and physical game, just like hockey.

Q: At my first varsity practice, I felt

A: … completely out of my league.

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

A: My stickhandling because it definitely needed improvement.

Q: To get focused for a game, I

A: … stay loose by joking around with teammates, juggling a soccer ball, and playing my 1990s music playlist.

Q: What is your favorite pregame meal?

A: Chicken with a Snickers bar and a hot cup of coffee.

Q: What is your most memorable moment as an athlete?

A: Skating in front of thousands of fans as a sophomore at the Class 2A state tournament at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

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

A: Eastview. We always seem to meet up in the section tournament and the games are always intense and the closest games of the season.

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

A: I don’t get a lot of sleep, and I have to stay really focused and organized to make it all work.

Q: In 10 years, I hope I’m

A: … working, yet still exploring the world.

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

A: I can make some pretty good sushi.

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

A: Don’t do anything unless you do it with passion.

RON HAGGSTROM

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