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.
Today we introduce you to a third member of this year’s draft class through a ‘Q&A’ feature exclusively here on soogreyhounds.com.
Today we stop at the blueline, and you meet Greyhounds 13th Round selection (244th) overall … Caleb Van De Ven.
Caleb van de Ven
Place of Birth:
Tina and Marc
Siblings (brother/sister, age, name):
3 brothers; Owen (14) , Jaden (12), Taylor (9)
Dog named Tucker, 3 cats named Ben, Jerry and Tiger
Previous three teams you have played for?
Lambton Jr Sting, Chatham-Kent Cyclones and Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs
Most memorable moment:
Going to OHF’s in Major Atom.
What is your main motivation on the ice?
To be the best I can and make the most impact I can.
What challenges did you overcome to get where you are now in hockey?
Changing positions from forward to defence.
What do you know about the Soo Greyhounds or the City of Sault Ste Marie?
The Soo has a great reputation for developing many great players and the city and fans are amazing.
Words of advice for a player aspiring to be drafted/play in the OHL?
Don’t worry about your points and minutes, just make sure you work your hardest every shift.
Sport other than hockey:
Fast and Furious
Do you speak any other languages?
Yes I can speak a little bit of French
Who has been the most influential person in your life:
If you could hang out with one celebrity (dead or alive) who would it be:
What did you want to be when you were small:
If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
Any hidden talents or something people don’t typically know about you?
I can play the ukulele.
What was the best vacation you ever took and why?
Florida because it was my first plane ride.
What could you not live without:
You were stuck on a deserted island, what three (3) things would you bring with you?
A friend, food, a soccer ball
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