Player Profile

Mario Loponte

Mario Loponte

How long have you been playing ball hockey?: Since 2011
What is your most memorable ball hockey moment?: 1st time going to Provincials.
What is your least memorable ball hockey moment?: Losing in the Provincials (2013 Summer).
What is your most embarrassing ball hockey moment?: Stick handling the ball into my own net.
What is the weakest part of your game?: Forcing bad passes, losing focus when frustrated.
What is the strongest part of your game?: Forechecking, adapting to different linemates.

Bio: Mario is a newcomer to the Young Canadians, playing his 1st season in Spring 2013. He made an immediate impact, leading the team in goals scored (7) & tying perennial top scorer, Michael Petruccelli (12pts). He followed that up with another strong season in the summer, finishing 2nd in team scoring (18pts).

Mario came to the team from the Young Gunz, after a falling out with his former teammates. The Young Canadians were lucky to have such a good player fall right into their laps. He fit right in with the YC group, participating in many extra-curricular weekend activites. He found instant chemistry with top scorer Petruccelli & will hopefully continue to progress under the tutelage of Coach Da Ponte.