Meet freshman forward Nolan Huysmans

Jamie Foland

Meet today’s featured freshman from the 2012-13 Alaska Hockey team, forward Nolan Huysmans.

Name: Nolan Huysmans
Hometown: Ponoka, AB
Junior Team: Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL)
Position: Forward
Shot: Right
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 205
DOB: 10-8-1991
Major: Business Administration

Parents: Harry and Jackie
Siblings: Mia
Grandparents: Marinus and Anny Huysmans, Miles Calson
Favorite Coach: Mike Vandekamp
Most Memorable Hockey Moment:  Winning Canadian Midget AAA National Championships

Hobbies: Reading, Hanging out with friends and family
On-Ice awards: Spruce Grove Saints Top Scorer, AJHL Player of the Week
What type of player are you? Power Forward
What can Nanook fans expect to see from you on the ice? A guy who will work as hard as he can every shift


Food- steak and mashed potatoes
TV Show- Friday Night Lights
Movie- Happy Gilmore
Type of Music- Country
NHL Team- Edmonton Oilers
Favorite Quote- “Every great accomplishment was once considered impossible”

Favorite Sport besides hockey: Golf
Pre-game ritual/superstition: Eat 4 hours before game and get dressed left to right
What’s on your iPod? Country and Rock
Most people don’t know this about me: I left home at 13 for school and hockey
Celebrity you’d like to meet: Tom Brady
NHL Player you emulate your game after: Corey Perry
If you could be a superhero or have a super power, what would it be and why: Superman, he had superhuman strength and can fly.