Growing up in Hawaii, Zach Pamaylaon had big hockey dreams that are now coming true as he ends his rookie year with the Danbury Hat Tricks with a championship title.
The Bryn Athyn College graduate said he tries to bring a little aloha spirit into the games, writes Christian Shimabuku for KHON 2.
Pamaylaon chose to attend Bryn Athyn College so he could play for the school’s NCAA Division III hockey team. And now he is making a name for himself in the Federal Prospects Hockey League.
The Hat Tricks, a relatively new team just founded in 2019, now have a league title under their helmets.
“I’m blessed that I made it this far being from Hawaii,” Pamaylaon said. “Hopefully, another good, hardworking summer, hopefully I’ll get a call up to a bigger league.
“I feel like I was always behind the eight ball, being small, being from such a small island with one rink. I guess to be a good athlete or to be good in life in general, you have to put yourself behind the eight ball to be the best. I try to carry a little bit of Aloha spirit, Aloha love, just giving that to whoever that may be — my teammates, our fans, all of the people that help us to be our best every day.”
Read more about Zach Pamaylaon at KHON 2.
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