Team USA Years: 2 years.
Hometown: Corona, California.
Current residence: Corona, California.
Personal website/social media pages: Facebook- Taylor Kane Instagram- Teeks89
When did you begin Skating: Started skating at 12 years old.
Current skating club/ Coaches name: Mission/Bauer NextGen. Coach Sean Riley.
Are you sponsored and if so, by whom: Sponsored by Mission/Bauer hockey as well as Rink Rat wheel company.
Occupation, current employer: Manager at The Rinks Corona Inline.
High school attended: Santiago High.
Year of graduation: 2008
Location of high school: Corona, California.
Sports you competed in while in high school (include number of years): Inline hockey for all 4 years.
College attended: Riverside Community College. Cal State University San Bernardino. University of Maryland online.
Year of graduation: Degree from RCC in 2010 and will graduate from CSUSB in 2015.
Degree/major: AA in general studies from RCC. Working on a BA in business administration from CSUSB.
Pan American/World Games/International Experience: 1 year. 2013 in Cali, Colombia.
Team USA awards, honors and statistics: 2013 World Games Champions. 2014 FIRS World Champions. Game winning goal in championship of World Games against Italy.
Other awards, honors, and statistics in skating: French ligue Champion with Rethel hockey club in 2014. European Cup Champion with Rethel hockey club in 2012. MVP of European Cup 2012. AAU Pro division champion with Mission/Bauer NextGen in 2012.
Life Goals: Play hockey competitively until the age of 35. Have a successful hockey career and business.
Career goals: Own a company somehow involved in hockey.
Future goals you hope to obtain as a Skater: I would like to continue to play for Team USA and I would like to win a Narch Pro championship before I finish playing.
Favorite sports figure: Alexander Ovechkin
Favorite food before a competition: Chicken and pasta
Favorite movie: Surf Ninja’s
Favorite place to shop: Vitamin Shoppe
Favorite music to listen to during training or competition: Rap
Favorite possession: Hockey equipment
Favorite hobbies: Wakeboarding and ping pong.
If you could pick one word to describe you, what would it be: Competitor.
What makes you a unique and special person: Dedication and determination to my sport. I don’t know if anyone trains as hard as I have these past 3 years specifically for roller hockey.
Who is the person you most admire/greatest influence in your life and why: The person I most admire would probably be Shayne Arsenault just because of what he’s accomplished through roller hockey both on and off the floor. Also, after living with Patrik Sebek of the Czech Republic all last year I really admire him because he’s made roller hockey his life and he taught me a lot on how to react to situations as a player/coach both on and off the rink.
Father’s name: Tim Kane
Father’s occupation: Owner, Day’s Carpet Cleaning
Mother’s name: Diane Kane
Mother’s occupation: 5th grade teacher