By Jennifer Schmidt
The Ryerson Rams hockey team has a secret weapon this year. He’s 6’1”, blond and has played hockey since he was 8.
Oh, 20-year-old Marcin Snita, the Rams newest forward has also spent the past two seasons playing for the St. Michael’s Majors in the Ontario Hockey League.
Marcin, a first year Ryerson, chartered accounting student, left thee OHL because he wasn’t happy with the league’s obsession with winning.
“They don’t treat you like a person. They don’t care about you … you’re just out there to score goals,” he said.
Snita said some coaches his team that school didn’t matter as long as they were always at practice. Since joining the Rams’ training camp, Snita said he has already noticed differences between the OHL and playing varsity hockey. For one, university hockey has stricter rules against fighting. A fight can end with the brawlers being kicked out of the game. That’s okay since Snita said his game is focused on goals, not fighting.
Ryerson’s first exhibition game is Oct. 3. Snita should be doing what he does best — making quick decisions, reading the ice and being an unselfish teammate.