Q&A with Joey Edwards
This week, we caught up with Joey Edwards for a Q&A session. The forward, who first iced for the Stars 12 years ago, scored against his former club in the 7-3 victory over the MK Thunder on Sunday.
Q: Which opponent has proved the toughest so far?
JE: Streatham are a decent side but always love the opportunity to take a scalp every now and then. They have good depth from front to back. All teams on their day play great styles of hockey that we have to react to in order to succeed.
Q: How have you found NIHL 1?
JE: I have played this level before in the past and it’s the kind of hockey I like to play. I was at MK last year for part of the season where the standard was similar to this so I have found it quite seamless.
Q: Who has impressed you out of your new team mates?
JE: Manning has been a good signing for us, we’ve just got to teach him the rules next…. just kidding. I think everyone brings something different, but all of us still have a lot of work to do to get to where we want to be. Tom Ravenscroft and Jake Williams are doing well stepping up to this league for the first time.
Q: Aside from the Stars, did you have a favourite hockey team when you were growing up?
JE: No, surprisingly I never really followed hockey as I was always playing. It’s a hard sport to follow with the time differences etc. My brothers were keen on the Toronto Maple Leafs so, to keep the Chinese burns to a minimum, I guess I favoured them.
Q: Do you like any other sports/teams?
Always like to see Oxford United doing well and I try to catch a game when I can. Through my family, I am a Man United supporter as they are from Warrington.
Q: What do you do when you’re not playing hockey?
JE: Up until the birth of my little girl this year I had a long list of stuff I used to get up to. I go to festivals, like to travel and spend a lot of time working.
Q: Do you have an interesting fact about you that people might not know?
JE: I first started skating here in Oxford Ice Rink at 3 years old which was about 19 years ago [Editors note: We think Joe might be struggling with numbers in his old age]. I have represented my Country in 2 different sports.
Q: What’s your favourite spot in Oxford?
JE: Sticks n Sushi is a favourite of mine, as well as the Cherwell Boathouse and of course the Rose & Crown post game.
Photo credit: Lucy McGill Photography