Every Monday night for the rest of the high school year, our sports staff will name a Sentinel Athlete of the Week featuring one area athlete who stood out in competition.
This week we select MSMCC hockey player Cam Moore. MSMCC won its second straight CPIHL Tier 3 Rotchrock Cup championship on Saturday afternoon with a 6-4 victory over Susquehannock, with Moore collecting a hat trick and adding an assist.
This championship is the senior’s third in a row. He also won with the since-disbanded Carlisle team in 2015 before posting the back-to-backs with MSMCC in 2016 and 2017.
Q: What are your keys to success as a hockey player?
A: I think my keys to success are working on the weak points of my game and continue to improve my strengths. I have great coaches on each team I play for to make me better day in and day out. My teammates are also very supportive and push me to always get better.
Q: What hobbies do you have outside of your sport?
A: Outside of hockey I enjoy spending time with my friends (most that I play hockey with), and also my spring sports which consist of baseball and lacrosse for the first time (this season).
Q: If you could have any job in the world, what would it be and why?
A: If I could choose any job it would have to be something hockey related. Whether it’s playing, coaching, managing, commentating, you name it. I love the game with a passion and I never want to have to leave it.
Q: Who inspires you the most in life?
A: The people that inspire me most in life would definitely be my parents; they push me on and off the ice. Also, my travel coach, Tom Deardorff. Coach Tom has coached me for five years now, and he’s taught me so many things in hockey that have made me so much better, and he’s also given me some great life lessons that will carry through my life forever.
Q: Now that hockey season is over, what’s next for the present and for the future?
A: Well, now that both seasons are over, I plan on getting faster and stronger for next season. I’m attending HACC for a year and playing one last year for the Junior Bears. I’ll also try to make a run at USA Hockey Nationals, which has been a lifelong dream of mine. Eventually in the next couple of years, I plan on attending Penn State main campus, where I hope to graduate and play club hockey.