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Q&A with Bryce McConnell-Barker

Earlier this off-season, nineteen (19) players were added to The Program by virtue of the 2020 OHL Priority Selection and 2020 OHL U18 Priority Selection.

Starting today, we will introduce you to members of this year’s draft class through a ‘Q&A’ feature exclusively here on soogreyhounds.com.

Today we start things with the Greyhounds 1st overall selection (4th) overall … Bryce McConnell-Barker.

PERSONAL/FAMILY:
Full Name:
Bryce McConnell-Barker

Nickname(s):
Barks

Hometown:
London, Ontario

Place of Birth:
London, Ontario

Parents Names:
Richard and Michelle

Siblings:
Blake (19), Brodie (14)

Pets:
None

HOCKEY
Previous three teams you have played for?
London Jr. Knights, Draft Day Black, Regional Gold

Most memorable moment:
Winning the World Select Invitational Championship Under 15 tournament in Philadelphia.

What is your main motivation on the ice?
I hate losing and I want to be the best.

What challenges did you overcome to get where you are now in hockey?
I learned to believe in myself, and to be confident in my abilities.

What do you know about the Soo Greyhounds or the City of Sault Ste Marie?
I know its a small city that loves hockey! There are plenty of great players that have been through the organization as well.

Words of advice for a player aspiring to be drafted/play in the OHL?
Work hard and believe in your abilities.

FAVOURITE:
Colour:
Blue

Number:
18

NHL Team:
Boston Bruins

Sport other than hockey:
Basketball

Hobby/Hobbies:
Hockey, basketball, and spending time with friends 

Food:
Cinnamon buns 

Videogame:
Call of Duty Warzone 

Band/Music genre:
Dan and Shay/ Country

Meal:
Pasta and Chicken 

OTHER
Do you speak any other languages?
No

Biggest fear
Sharks

Who has been the most influential person in your life
My parents 

If you could hang out with one celebrity (dead or alive) who would it be
Michael Jordan 

What did you want to be when you were small?
NHL hockey player

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
Hawaii 

Any hidden talents or something people don’t typically know about you?
I learned to ride a bike at 2 years old (yes no training wheels)!

What was the best vacation you ever took and why?
Florida and visiting Gatorland

What could you not live without?
Hockey, my friends, and my phone

You were stuck on a deserted island, what three (3) things would you bring with you?
Music, Weights, & Hockey Stick&ball

Snapchat/Intstagram or Facebook?
Snapchat

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