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Senior season was special for Sicinski

The Union hockey program celebrates its 25th anniversary season this year. On Thursdays during the s
Senior season was special for Sicinski
John Sicinski was a forward for the Union College hockey team from 1993-97.

The Union hockey program celebrates its 25th anniversary season this year. On Thursdays during the season, The Daily Gazette will look back at some of the players who were part of the program.

John Sicinski

YEARS PLAYED AT UNION: 1993-1997.

POSITION: Forward.

CAREER STATISTICS: 113 games, 40 goals and 37 assists for 77 points.

WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO COME TO UNION?: It was a great opportunity to combine top academics while continuing to play hockey at a high level.

WHAT DID YOU LEARN ABOUT YOURSELF IN YOUR TIME AT UNION?: It was my first time away from home and my family. I was forced to grow up fast and be very disciplined with my schooling and hockey.

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT: My senior year. We went from 11th place our junior year to fifth place our senior year while defeating some nationally ranked teams. To be able to do that with, I think, 12 graduating seniors was pretty special. We had come a long way in those 4 years!

WHAT HE’S DOING NOW: Sicinski has two jobs. He’s a European Player Agent representing North Americans looking to play professionally in Europe, and head coach of EC Peiting, a German Oberliga (third division) team.

HOW DID YOUR PLAYING CAREER INFLUENCE YOUR LIFE AFTER UNION?: I was fortunate to play 17 years of professional hockey! Staying involved in the game now as an agent and a coach, hockey has influenced my entire life, both in being able to attend Union, and continue my playing career as a professional afterwards.

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