Tyler Shannon Looks Ahead to the Hockey Season

Scott Spelker, Broadcast Journalism

Tyler is a born and raised Madisonian, and a lifelong dodger.

Tyler was born at Morristown memorial hospital and grew up on Niles Ave. He has two Bernedoodles named Callie and Remy. He attended Kings Road School for elementary and Madison Junior School and is now a senior at Madison High School.

Tyler has been dominating the ice since he was a kid. Tyler started playing ice hockey when he was a kindergartner learning how to read, and he’s been skating ever since. Tyler said that with hockey he “loved it from the start” and he’s been a standout player ever since. Twelve years after Tyler first laced up his skates he has recorded 22 career goals coupled with 18 assists and 40 total points. Tyler plays center and scored an impressive 8 goals through 10 games last season. Despite his consistent performance and average of close to one goal and assist per game the dodger hockey team struggled last year, finishing with a record of 5-12. 

However Tyler said that he’s looking forward to building off of the fundamentals layed out last year. The Dodgers “lost a lot of pieces” but also gained lots of young talent that with the help of veteran players such as Tyler, could fill the gap left by last year’s seniors. Tyler said that with “my leadership and some of the other seniors we’ll be in a good position” When asked about the anticipation going into the season Tyler said “The whole team is very excited, were out to prove something this year”

Tyler also spoke highly of his head coach, Mr. Cecala who led the Dodgers to a Mennen cup championship in 2019. He said he has “nothing but love” for his head coach and believes he has the whole team’s support. While Tyler’s hopes of playoffs aren’t far-fetched, his preference for Chick-fil-a over Popeyes is downright absurd.