September 24, 1998
Question 1: What are some of your fondest memories from the past season?
JC: There are so many. We had such a great season. I’d say the one individual memory that stands out the most for me was the Teddy Bear game (December 10 vs. Seattle). That was a good personal game for me, coming back from injury and scoring the big goal was special for sure. Also being able to put up that first banner is going to be something that I’ll look back on and remember fondly.
Question 2: How excited are you for the upcoming season?
JC: I’m really excited for Opening Night and being a part of raising that first banner. I’m also excited for the season as a whole. I know we’ll be younger but I’m looking forward to taking on more of a leadership role and being a guy that the coach and my teammates can trust.
Question 3: Who is the toughest WHL player to play against?
JC: From a physical stand point it’s always tough playing against Jermaine Loewen of Kamloops. We play them so much and we have a pretty good rivalry with them and he’s always a challenge because of his size and his strength. It’s also tough to face the Soy, Phillips and Hannoun line on Victoria. That’s a lot of speed and I remember once in Victoria they pinned us in our zone for awhile. They’re really quick and hard to defend against.
Question 4: If you could have dinner with any celebrity, who would you pick?
JC: I think that going to dinner with Lebron James would be pretty cool. He’s one of the best basketball players ever and he just seems like he’d be an interesting guy to have dinner with and hear about his stories and accomplishments and his thoughts on other players in the league.
Question 5: Back in 2015-16, you were the Cougars winner of rookie idol (A singing competition on the bus). If you had to pick one karaoke song to sing right now in front of the world, which song would you pick?
JC: This one’s the easiest question to answer because it would still be “Hello” by Adele. That’s the song that won me Rookie Idol then and it’s still the song I go to now. I can probably sing it just as well today as I could a few years ago, haha.
I’d say the one individual memory that stands out the most for me was the Teddy Bear game (December 10 vs. Seattle). That was a good personal game for me, coming back from injury and scoring the big goal was special for sure. – Josh Curtis reflecting on his 2016 Teddy Bear Goal.