A&W 5 QUESTIONS WITH: TY EDMONDS
August 29, 1996
Question 1: What are you most looking forward to about this weekend?
TE: I’d say the biggest thing will just be reconnecting with my teammates from this year and past seasons. It’s so exciting to actually be able to be a part of this event as opposed to just hearing about it from previous participants. My golf game isn’t in the best shape, but I’ll do whatever I can to help the team have some fun. I’m really looking forward to the charity and social aspects of the weekend and it will be great to enjoy a weekend in Prince George.
Question 2: What were your first impressions about the City of PG when you first came here in 2011 and how have they since changed over the past five-plus years?
TE: I remember coming into PG with my Mom for training camp and I remember thinking how different it was compared to what I was used to growing up in South Winnipeg. It just wasn’t what I was used to compared to living in the big city. But after five years (living in Prince George) it has definitely evolved into my second home. There’s just something about Prince George that’s comfortable. It’s a place that I was happy to live in and happy to represent for all of these years that I played. I’d say it’s definitely a case of not judging a book by its cover.
Questions 3: Your most memorable highlight with the Cougars?
TE: There are two big ones that come to mind immediately. The first I’d say was making it to the playoffs for the first time in 2014-15. We clinched at home against Kamloops and I remember the noise was deafening. It was also really special because we had an awesome month of February to put ourselves back into the playoff hunt. It was also in the first year of the new ownership which made the whole experience even more special. The second moment was when we clinched our first ever B.C. Division in 2016-17. That whole season was awesome and we set a lot of team and individual records, but to be a part of bringing the first ever Division banner to Prince George was an unforgettable moment for me.
Question 4: Who’s the toughest WHL shooter you’ve had to face?
TE: It’s hard to narrow it down to just one, but some of those Portland Winterhawk teams were really tough. Nic Petan comes to mind, but then he also had guys like Brendan Leipsic, Ty Rattie and Oliver Bjorkstrand as well. I’d definitely say any of those Portland guys were the toughest for me.
Question 5: Goalies, as you know have a reputation for being superstitious and maybe a tad ‘different.’ Tell us about your weirdest goaltending quirk/superstition?
TE: There are of different things that I’ve done and tried. I always get dressed from one side of my body to the other. Also whenever we’d play a game at home I’d always play a game of NBA on my X-Box before I had my pre-game nap. I also really tried to eat my meals at the same time, nap at the same time and have my pre-game coffee at the same time. I won’t say what time that all takes place because that’s my secret that only my billets and teammates know about, haha.
But after five years (living in Prince George) it has definitely evolved into my second home. There’s just something about Prince George that’s comfortable. It’s a place that I was happy to live in and happy to represent for all of these years that I played. I’d say it’s definitely a case of not judging a book by its cover. – Ty Edmonds reflecting on his time in Northern, B.C.