For this week's edition of "5 Minute Major," we send MN native and Tomahawks goaltender Bodhi Engum to the box to answer five questions.
Q: What is your normal routine on game days?
A: I go through the day as relaxed as I can possibly be. I always eat some type of pasta before I leave for the rink. Once I’m at the rink, I listen to my favorite warm-up music and play sewer ball. After this, I tape my stick and do specific stretches before getting dressed for the game.
Q: What goaltender(s) do you model your game after or aspire to be like?
A: The goalie I most like and try my best to model my game after is Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings. I love his quickness, agility, and overall athleticism.
Q: What is your favorite hockey-related memory, either as a player or as a fan?
A: It would have to be playing in front of 7,000 fans at the Mariucci Arena for the Minnesota high school state regional final game against Edina. We (Burnsville High School) ended up losing the game by one, but it was still a fun and exciting experience.
Q: How do you spend your time when you’re away from the rink?
A: Like most of the boys, I enjoy hanging out with the team. Great memories are made, and it is always a good time. I also enjoy playing any other sport because I love to stay active.
Q: How did you become a goaltender?
A: I first wanted to become a goalie after seeing Manny Fernandez play for the Minnesota Wild. I enjoyed his style of play and the cool saves he always used to make. The position brought extra fun to the game and a totally new aspect as well.