2015-16 Sher-wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week Q&A
Cason Hohmann – February 22-28, 2016
ECHL: Congratulations on winning the Sher-Wood Hockey ECHL Player of the Week! There are plenty of players who go their whole ECHL careers without notching recognition like this. What does it mean to win this award in your rookie season?
Cason Hohmann: It means a lot to me that my hard work is paying off, but I definitely could not have accomplished the things I have without the help of my teammates. We have a great group of guys in the locker room and a lot of skilled players that make it fun to play the game.
ECHL: You spent four seasons before this playing for Boston University. What does BU Hockey mean to you?
CH: BU hockey means everything to me. I had the best four years of my life while I was at school, and I think it is hard to put into words how much the University and the people there mean to me. I still am a die-hard BU fan and keep track of every game, and hope the boys there make a good run at winning it all this year.
ECHL: Growing up in a non-traditional hockey market (Texas), how did you get interested in playing hockey? What suggestions would you have for kids who may be interested in hockey, but live in areas where it isn’t a traditional sport?
CH: Growing up in Texas I played every sport you could think of and the only sport that I was awful at when I was younger was hockey. My competitive nature just took over that I had to be good at hockey, because I was so bad, and I just fell in love with the game. My advice for kids is that talent and hard work are always noticed. If you live in a place where hockey isn’t popular, work hard and someone will give you an opportunity to play hockey down the road. Also, most importantly, have fun with the game. Hockey is supposed to be fun and it makes it a lot better when you love playing this amazing sport.
ECHL: What’s the biggest lesson you’ve picked up from the veterans on your team thus far this season?
CH: Just learning how to be a professional. Playing 30 plus more games than college is a big difference.
ECHL: Looking back on your career to this point, what has been your proudest ‘hockey moment’ so far?
CH: I think my proudest hockey moment is just being a part of my BU team last year. We won everything possible throughout the year and came up short in the National Championship game against Providence. Even though we lost, we had such great guys in the locker room, and I’ve never been on a team so close to one another. We were like one big family, and hoisting the Beanpot with those boys is something I’m going to remember for the rest of my life.