Athlete of the Week: Stephen Brennan

Goalie reaches milestone of 2,500 career saves

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Steve Brennan is this week’s Athlete of the Week. He is the goalie of the varsity PV hockey team.

Mason Baronian and Willy Higgins

Name: Stephen Brennan

Sport: Ice Hockey

Grade: Senior

Position: Goaltender

The Lowdown: Brennan has been quite the “brick wall” for PV this season, and throughout his stint as the Indians’ goalie. He has faced about 2,800 shots in his 4 year high school career and has now saved over 2,500 shots.

What He Likes Most About His Sport: Brennan enjoys the fast paced aspect and the skill it requires to play.

Best Sport Memory: When he was a sophomore, senior Brendan Bonner scored the first goal of his varsity career on senior night. Brennan remembers this being quite a special moment for Bonner, as well as the entire team.

Proudest Moment on the Field: When his AAA team, the North Jersey Avalanche, won the AYHL championship.

Funniest Moment: When Brennan was a sophomore, fellow goaltender Ethan Gaus hip checked junior Luke Ciocca into the boards. It was a hard hit, and it was quite a comical moment for every player and coach who saw it happen.

Best Thing About PV: The people and the community atmosphere that exists here.

How Do You Handle So Many Shots Each Game: “It’s a lot of hard work” Brennan says. However, he also mentioned that he enjoys the challenge of facing about 40 shots per game.

Favorite Actor/Actress: Jim Carrey

Favorite Movie: Miracle

Favorite Music Artists: Black Sabbath and Van Halen

Favorite Teacher: Mrs. Maniscalco (PV English Teacher) and Mr. Schulien (PV Business Teacher)

Favorite Subject: History

Favorite Food: Steak

Favorite TV Show: How I Met your Mother

Favorite Pro Athlete: Martin Brodeur

Favorite Animal: Moose

Four People Living Or Dead He Would Invite To A Dinner Party: Ronald Reagan, Will Ferrell, Wayne Gretzky, and Neil Patrick Harris

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Cookie Dough

What He Does In His Free Time: Hang out with friends and family

One Thing People May Not Know: When he was younger, Brennan took karate classes for a few years.

Any Role Models: Marc Andre Fleury is his role model in hockey, while his father is Brennan’s role model in life.

Future Plans: To go to college and play club hockey

Dream Vacation Spot: Ireland