Blake Ducker

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PERSONAL HIGHLIGHTS

Team USA Years:  2013 (Jr. Men’s), 2014 (Men’s)

Hometown: Orange, CA

Current residence: Stonehill College, Easton, MA

Personal website/social media pages:  @duhhckyy

When did you begin playing hockey: Age 5

Current skating club/ Coaches name: Akali Surge/Jon Lapolla; New England Insanity/John Ryder

Are you sponsored and if so, by whom: Alkali

Occupation, current employer:  College student

EDUCATION HIGHLIGHTS

High school attended: Governor’s Academy, Byfield, MA; Mater Dei High School, Santa Ana, CA

Year of graduation: 2013

Location of high school: Governor’s Academy, Byfield, MA; Mater Dei High School, Santa Ana, CA

Sports you competed in while in high school (include number of years): Ice Hockey, Varsity (Governor’s, 2 years); Lacrosse (Governor’s, 1 year); Track (Governor’s, 1 year; Mater Dei, 2 years); Roller Hockey (Mater Dei, 2 years); Football (Governor’s, 1 year)

College attended: Stonehill College, Easton, MA

Year of graduation: 2017

Degree/major: Political Science

ACCOMPLISHMENT HIGHLIGHTS

Olympic Experience:

Pan American/World Games/International Experience:

FIRS 2013 Jr. Men’s Team USA

Team USA hockey awards, honors and statistics:

2013 Jr. Men’s Team USA: 4 starts, 4 wins, 0.286 GAA (one goal allowed); Silver Medalists

Other awards, honors, and statistics in hockey:

            TOP GOALIE AWARDS   

  • “Top Goalie” Award ~ NARCh Men’s Platinum Winternationals East 2014
  • Most Valuable Goalie ~ AIHL Pacific Southwest Minor Division 2013
  • “Top Goalie” Award  ~ NARCh Midget Winternationals 2013 (4 consecutive shutouts in round robin play ~ 4th consecutive Award for “Top Goalie” in NARCh tournament play)
  • “Top Goalie” Award ~ NARCh Finals 2012 Midget Platinum
  •  “Top Goalie” Award ~ WIHA AAA Midget Finals 2012 (Lowest Goals Against in tournament)      
  • “Top Goalie” Award – NARCh Midget Winternationals 2012
  • “Top Goalie” Award - NARCh Regional Summer Qualifier 2012
  • “Top Goalie” Award - West Covina WIHA Tournament 2011
  • “Top Goalie” Award – Huntington Beach WIHA Tournament 2011
  • “Top Goalie” Award – AAU Midget Winternationals 2011
  • 18U All-American Award ~ AAU Jr. Olympics 2012

                HONORS AND LETTERS

  • MVP ~ Mater Dei Roller Hockey Varsity 2012 and 2013
  • Varsity Letter ~ Mater Dei Roller Hockey Varsity 2012 and 2013
  • High School Varsity Finalist (Mater Dei High School) 2012
  • Global Las Vegas Hockey Camp ~ 2012
  • NHL Prospects Hockey Camp  ~ 2011
  • Varsity Letter ~ Governor’s Academy Ice Hockey, Massachusetts  2010 - 2011
  • Governor’s Academy Varsity - Large School Regional Finalist 2011
  • State Finalist ~ CAHA Midget AA (California Wave) 2012
  • Team MVP ~ California Wave ~ Richmond International Hockey Tournament , Vancouver, Canada, 2011)
  • SCAHA select goalie ~ 2009

               

                HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • AIHL 2012-2013 Season (Finished with 11 wins and 1 loss ~  Lowest GAA and highest save percentage in the Pacific Southwest Minor Division)
  • Undefeated in AIHL Minor and Major competition 2011-2012 (Including win over Major National Champion Oakland Goodlife)
  • Lowest Goals Against Average and Highest Save Percentage in Pacific South Minor Division 2011-2012
  • Won both AIHL Minor Championship playoff series games despite being outshot 52 – 39 (allowing 4 goals on 52 shots)
  • Selected for USA National Roller Junior Team for July 2013 FIRS World Championships ~ Silver Medalists (Alternated games with partner goalie) Allowed one goal in 4 starts for 4 wins with a 0.286 GAA ~ Started Semi-final game against Canada, accomplishing a 4-1 victory
  • Shutout in 2013 WIHA Finals Championship Junior AAA game
  • NARCh Pro Division ~ Sole goalie for Alkali FTB Pro, started all 4 games at 2013 NARCh Finals, Toronto, CA 
  • Alkali Surge Pro ~ 2014 TORHS Steel City Winter Cup in Pittsburgh, PA, Sole goalie, started all 5 games
  • Rhode Island Men’s Elite AAA Elite Team, State Wars Winter Cup, Feasterville, PA, 2014, Sole goalie, started all 3 games
  • 2011-2012 Hockey season ~ Finished with a record of 70 wins, 6 losses and 2 ties, including ice and roller.  Won “Top Goalie” award 7 times, winning the Award in every tournament the team entered in which “Top Goalie” was awarded ~ 13 shutouts ~ 1.54 GAA in all levels of play ~ Never allowed more than 4 goals in any game
  • State Semi-finalist CAHA Bantam AA (Jr. Ducks) 2009 (ice)

Other sports you currently participate in: Ice Hockey

GOAL HIGHLIGHTS

Life Goals: Public Defender

Career goals: Public Defender

Future goals you hope to obtain as a hockey player:  Gold medal

FAVORITES SPOTLIGHT

Favorite sports figure: Teemu Selanne

Favorite food before a competition: Pasta

Favorite movie: “Dumb and Dumber”

Favorite place to shop: Van’s

Favorite music to listen to during training or competition: Ska

Favorite possession: My guitars

Favorite hobbies: Music

If you could pick one word to describe you, what would it be: Driven

What makes you a unique and special person: When I set my eyes on a goal, I get to it. I’m determined.

Who is the person you most admire/greatest influence in your life and why: Jamie Storr; He turned my life around as a goaltender. He taught me to value hard work toward my passion of being a great goalie.

FAMILY HIGHLIGHTS

Father’s name:  Brian L. Ducker

Father’s occupation: Attorney at Law

Mother’s name: Shelly Aronson Ducker

Mother’s occupation: Attorney at Law

Brothers: None

Sisters: None

Spouse’s name(if married): None

Children’s name and ages: None

Family Members Who Have Competed or Are Competing in Amateur or Professional Athletics: None