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Q&A with Caleb Van De Ven

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.

PERSONAL/FAMILY:
Full Name:
Caleb van de Ven

Nickname(s):
Vanny

Hometown:
Delaware, ON

Place of Birth:
London, ON 

Parents names:
Tina and Marc

Siblings (brother/sister, age, name):
3 brothers; Owen (14) , Jaden (12)
, Taylor (9)

Pets (kind/name):
Dog named Tucker, 3 cats named Ben, Jerry and Tiger

HOCKEY
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.

FAVOURITE:
Colour:
Red

Number:
27

NHL Team:
Chicago Blackhawks

Sport other than hockey:
Soccer

Hobby/Hobbies:
Fishing, Golfing

Food:
Bananas 

Videogame:
NHL 20

TV Show:
Friends

Movie:
Fast and Furious

Band/Music genre:
Hip-Hop/Rap

Meal:
Stirfry

OTHER
Do you speak any other languages?
Yes I can speak a little bit of French

Biggest fear:
Roller coasters

Who has been the most influential person in your life:
My Dad

If you could hang out with one celebrity (dead or alive) who would it be:
Patrick Kane

What did you want to be when you were small:
NHL player

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

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:
Hockey

You were stuck on a deserted island, what three (3) things would you bring with you?
A friend, food, a soccer ball

Snapchat/Intstagram or Facebook?
Snapchat 

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