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Troy Way has always maintained an enthusiasm for hockey but his passion for the sport was sparked by playing with his son on the ice in the summer. Troy says that as a child, he got on the ice with other children but he now considers himself an adult.
“Hockey is just my hobby,” Troy said. “As a kid, that was my number one thing. I would be outside with my son on the ice every day for three hours. It was a lot of fun. Then I would play with my buddies, play a lot of sports with them.”
Troy says he has been involved in hockey for the past 15 years but that he has been coaching for a few years now.
“I was coaching for a little while and then I got an email from the coach of the hockey team I’m on. He asked if I would come play on one of their teams. Being the coach of the team helps me with working with players and they do a lot of stuff that they usually wouldn’t do.”
Troy was asked to help coach the Bobcats’ first season in the National Premier Hockey League. The Bobcats made the playoffs for the first time in five years and made it all the way to the semi-finals before losing to the Oshawa Generals.
Troy says his first year on the job, he and the Bobcats had a goal of making it to the Grand Final. The team ended up getting knocked out in the first round of the playoffs.
The Bobcats have made it to the playoffs the past two seasons but this year, the team finished near the back of the pack, just missing the playoffs for the first time in over a decade.
“The most important thing is, we’re playing a new brand of hockey and we’re excited about