After finding youth hockey success in Arizona, Litchfield Park’s Scott looking for more with USPHL’s Mullets
Growing up, Brent Scott played for several youth hockey associations in Arizona, making an impact with each one.
For the 2021-22 season, the Litchfield Park native will be honing his craft in the junior hockey circuit, playing for the USPHL’s Minnesota Mullets.
“The opportunity to play for the Mullets was because my former coach Rob Kerns reached out to the Mullets,” Scott said. “The league appeals to me because they are very good at moving players to college or to Tier II junior leagues, like the NAHL and NCDC. It means a lot knowing that they take pride in moving players to college because it shows that they take the time for us players.”
With the Mullets, Scott will be reunited with former teammates Tyler Ortega and Dylan Gunnare, something he sees as a huge benefit starting the season.
“I think it is going to be a lot of fun playing with guys from home because we bring a different type of game and we already have that connection,” said Scott.
During his days in the desert, Scott skated for the Arizona Bobcats, Jr. Coyotes, DYHA Jr. Sun Devils, Arizona Runners and Arizona Hockey Union.
“I got started playing hockey because my sister figure skated,” explained Scott. “I went out for a skate with the Lil’ Howlers and kept with it. I think all the coaches I’ve had have made an impact on me, some include Brent Gough, Rob Kerns, Bill Mosienko, Zac Fryer, John Damyanovich, and Ernie Hicke.”
Looking ahead, Scott said his goal is to keep lacing up the skates.
“I want to play college hockey and go as far as I can, whether that stops at college or not, I don’t know,” Scott said. “I know hockey has to stop at some point, so I plan on getting my business degree, and am already on the course of getting my associate’s degree.”
— Matt Mackinder
(September 17, 2021)