♪ MUSIC ♪ JAKE GUENTZEL: GLAD TO SEE IT WORKS BOTH WAYS, OBVIOUSLY WE HAVE A GOOD TEAM THIS YEAR. UM, I’M PLAYING WITH JOSH ARCHIBALD AND DOMINIC ZOMBO LAST YEAR I WAS VERY FORTUNATE TO PLAY WITH GOOD PLAYERS AND UM, THEY TOOK ME UNDER THEIR WING AND HELPED ME SUCCEED OVER THE YEAR AND I WAS
VERY LUCKY TO HAVE THEM. DEAN BLAIS: WELL JAKE, OBVIOUSLY HAS GREAT HOCKEY SENSE AND UH LAST YEAR HE PLAYED WITH ZOMBO AND ARCHIBALD AND ONE OF THE REASONS ARCHIBALD GOT 29 GOALS WAS JAKE FEEDING HIM AND THIS YEAR AUSTIN ORTEGA IS PUTTING THOSE BIG NUMBERS UP, WELL HE’S JUST A RAW TALENT, YOU KNOW YOU GOTTA PLAY WITH GOOD PLAYERS TOO AND THAT’S THE WAY WE SET OUR LINES. YOU NEED A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING WHEN YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE A GOOD LINE THAT WORKS. AUSTIN ORTEGA: HE, HE WORKS REALLY HARD IN THE CORNERS OBVIOUSLY IT’S GREAT TO HAVE HIM ON YOUR LINE BECAUSE NOT ONLY DOES HE WORK REALLY HARD AND PLAY LIKE A BIGGER PLAYER, BUT HE IS ALSO THE BEST PLAY
MAKER I’VE EVER PLAYED WITH. TV ANNOUNCER: BRADY, GUENTZEL 25 TO GO INTO THE POWER PLAY, BACK ACROSS (CROWDS CHEERING), SCORE! AND THAT ONE TAPPED HOME (HORN BLOWING) BY AUSTIN ORTEGA. DEAN BLAIS: YOU KNOW OBVIOUSLY HE’S YOUNG, BUT HE’S TALENTED, BUT ONE THING THAT MAKES HIM SPECIAL HE’S USUALLY THE FIRST ONE ON THE ICE AND THE LAST ONE TO LEAVE. HE WORKS HARD AT IT, HE’S A LITTLE BIT OF A RINK RAT AND THAT’S WHERE HE’S GOTTEN HIS HOCKEY SENSE BY PLAYING WITH HIS BROTHERS, MAKING PLAYS AND COMPETING TO BE THE BEST HE CAN BE. NARRATOR: JAKE HAS GROWN UP AROUND HOCKEY HIS ENTIRE LIFE. HIS FATHER MIKE GUENTZEL, PLAYED AT MINNESOTA AND IS NOW AN ASSOCIATE COACH FOR THE GOPHERS.
HIS BROTHER RYAN PLAYED COLLEGIATE HOCKEY AT NOTRE DAME, WHILE HIS OTHER BROTHER GABE TOOK THE ICE AT COLORADO COLLEGE. IT’S SAFE TO SAY THAT JAKE HAS HAD PLENTY OF PEOPLE TO TURN TO FOR ADVICE ON HIS COLLEGE GAME. JAKE GUENTZEL: WELL YEAH, OBVIOUSLY HAVING THREE WHO’VE GONE
THROUGH IT COLLEGE HOCKEY AND THEN AND PASS THEIR KNOWLEDGE ON TO ME, SO OBVIOUSLY THEY KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT AND WHAT’S GOING ON SO IF EVER NEED ANY HELP I CAN ALWAYS LOOK TO THEM OR TALK TO THEM
WHICH IS A HUGE SUCCESS. AH, WELL IT STARTS OFF WITH JUST PLAYING OUTDOORS, WE’RE GOING AGAINST EACH OTHER AND OBVIOUSLY IT TURNS INTO COMPETITION SO, THAT’S WHAT AH, THEY’VE BEEN ON ME, THEY’RE ALWAYS HARD ON ME SO I MEAN AH OBVIOUSLY IT’S
A BIG PART OF WHAT KIND OF A PLAYER
I AM AND PERSON I AM TODAY,
THEY GAVE ME HINTS AND IDEAS OF WHAT SCHOOL OR WHERE TO GO SO I WAS PRETTY FORTUNATE TO HAVE THEM AND THEY TOLD ME WHAT TO BE READY FOR AND TO LOOK FOR COMING INTO COLLEGE HOCKEY, SO I WAS PRETTY, PRETTY LUCKY. MIKE GUENTZEL: HARCH, TAKE OFF OVER HERE, I’LL SEND A DODGE TO PASS TO NUMBER 2, OKAY? NARRATOR: HAVING EXPERIENCE AS BOTH A PLAYER AND A COACH, JAKE’S FATHER IS STILL HELPING HIM DEVELOP AS A PLAYER. JAKE GUENTZEL: OH YEAH, SEE I CALL HIM AFTER EVERY GAME AND HE’S OBVIOUSLY ONE OF THE BIGGEST SUPPORTERS FOR ME, SO HE LIKES TO HEAR WHAT I DO AND WHAT I DID WRONG AND UM OBVIOUSLY HE’S A COACH SO THAT’S WHAT HIS MAIN HELP IS AND HE’S ALWAYS TRYING TO HELP ME TO GET BETTER, THAT’S HIS MAIN FOCUS, HE WANTS ME TO HELP ME BE A BETTER PLAYER SO I CAN GO FARTHER, BUT AH, SO HE’S ONE OF THE BIGGEST INFLUENCES IN MY LIFE SO I THANK HIM FOR ALL HE’S DONE FOR ME,
BECAUSE I WOULDN’T BE A PLAYER WITHOUT HIM. TV ANNOUNCER: (CROWD CHEERING) GUENTZEL CRUISING BEHIND, BRADY SCORE! (HORN BLOWING) IAN BRADY WITH A ONE TIME BLASTOFF THAT CAME FROM JAKE GUENTZEL IN THE POWER PLAY… DEAN BLAIS: THERE’S A LOT OF PRESSURE FOR HIM TO PERFORM AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL BUT WE CALL ON HIM TO BE ON THE POWER PLAY TO KILL PENALTIES, SO IF THAT HAPPENS IT DOESN’T TAKE MUCH TO JUST TWEAK HIM A LITTLE BIT HERE AND THERE. HE WANTS TO BE THE LEADING SCORER ON THE TEAM. HE WANTS TO BE AN ALL AMERICAN FIRST TEAMER SO
HE’LL BE A MAKER WINNER. TV ANNOUNCER: SO HERE’S (CROWDS CHEERING AND HORN BLOWING) GUENTZEL MOVING IN SCORE! THE CENTERING FEED TURNED ON BY ORTEGA THAT SLITHERS HOME… JAKE GUENTZEL: OBVIOUSLY, EVERYONE’S GOAL IS TO GET TO THE END. UM, WE’VE GOT TO JUST GOTTA KEEP PLAYING LIKE WE ARE NOW AND WE HAVE SOME SPECIAL GUYS HERE SO, OBVIOUSLY WE
HAVE TO GET TO THE END OF THE HOCKEY SEASON AND I
FEEL LIKE WE CAN DO SOMETHING SPECIAL
WITH THIS TEAM. ♪ MUSIC ♪

UNO Hockey: Jake Guentzel – an NET Sports Feature
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  • May 1, 2017 at 7:07 pm
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    Hey Nebraska, thanks for this guy! He's making one hell of an impression to us here in Pittsburgh.

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