Team USA Years: 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015

Hometown: La Verne, CA

Current residence: La Verne, CA

Personal website/social media pages : &

When did you begin playing hockey: Age 4

Current skating club/ Coaches name: Shayne Arsenault, The Republic

Occupation, current employer:  Digital Marketing Coordinator at Shimano American


High school attended: Bonita High School

Year of graduation: 2008

Location of high school: La Verne, CA

Sports you competed in while in high school (include number of years): Inline Hockey

College attended: Providence College

Year of graduation: 2012

Degree/major: B.S Finance & Management, M.B.A

Sports you competed in while in college (include number of years): NCAA Division 1 Ice Hockey


Team USA hockey awards, honors and statistics: 2011 USARS Inline Player of the Year

Other awards, honors, and statistics in hockey:

Narch Womens Platinum Champ 2013, 2012, 2009

HockeyÊEast All-Rookie Team 2008

HockeyÊEast Rookie of the Week 11/10/08, 3/2/09

HockeyÊEast Player of the Week 11/7/2012

HockeyÊEast Rookie of the Month December 2008

HockeyÊEast Honorable Mention All-Star 2008

Other sports you currently participate in:

Other awards and/or honors received outside of hockey:


Life Goals: Do well and make others happy!

Career goals: Keep moving forward doing something I enjoy! IÕm very fortunate to work somewhere that aligns with my personal interests and values.

Future goals you hope to obtain as a hockey player: Win more Championships!


Favorite sports figure: Teemu Selanne

Favorite food before a competition: Chicken and Pasta

Favorite movie: Dalmatians

Favorite place to shop: Lululemon

Favorite music to listen to during training or competition: Hip Hop

Favorite possession: My bikes! And my car!

Favorite hobbies: Being outside, hiking, riding bikes

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

What makes you a unique and special person: I donÕt take myself too seriously.

Who is the person you most admire/greatest influence in your life and why: My parents!


FatherÕs name:  Simo Veharanta

FatherÕs occupation: Self employed

MotherÕs name: Catalina Veharanta

MotherÕs occupation: Self employed

Brothers: Heikki Veharanta

Family Members Who Have Competed or Are Competing in Amateur or Professional Athletics: