Player Profile

Graciano Da Ponte (G)

Graciano Da Ponte (G)

How long have you been playing ball hockey?: In a League, since 1998.
What is your most memorable ball hockey moment?: Winning 1st league championship in 2003
What is your least memorable ball hockey moment?: Any time we played the Venom.
What is your most embarrassing ball hockey moment?: Allowing 3 goals from centre in one game.
What is the weakest part of your game?: Letting in a weak goal at the worst possible time.
What is the strongest part of your game?: Reading the play, yelling instruction from the crease.

Bio: Graciano's ball hockey career began when asked by friends in college to play goalie for their team. Not knowing what to expect, Da Ponte had an excellent season and found "his" sport. From that point onward, he has played ball hockey every summer.

Winning his 1st League championship in 2003, he didn't win another until 2007. Due to a scheduling conflict (his wedding), Da Ponte was unable to join his team for the majority of the All-Ontario's tournament. After playing & winning the 1st game 5-1, the team continued on without him and went on to finish 4th overall. Several of his teammates firmly believe that if he was in net for that semi-final game, they would've made it to the finals.