ICE TIME: Get to know Stephane PattynGet to know UND men's hockey player Stephane Pattyn.
By: Brad Elliott Schlossman, Grand Forks Herald
Q. What’s your nickname on the team?
Q. How’d you get it?
A. I’m not even sure. It came about freshman year. I think coach Cary Eades gave me the nickname.
Q. So, you know who General Patton is?
A. Kinda, yeah. I’ve done some research now. Coming in I had no clue.
Q. What’s your favorite TV show?
A. Sons of Anarchy.
Q. What’s your favorite movie?
A. That’s a tough one. Lawless right now.
Q. What’s your favorite restaurant?
A. I’m going to go with Fuji here in town. I enjoy Fuji.
Q. What’s your favorite food?
Q. What’s your go-to meal to cook?
A. I really like stir-frys. I like making stir-fry with all different kinds of things.
Q. What’s your favorite thing about Grand Forks?
A. I’d have to say the people. Everyone is so nice. And just the fact that it’s not too big of a city. I’m from a real small town so for me to transition to a real big city probably wouldn’t have been a very good thing for me.
Q. What’s something we don’t know about your hometown of Ste. Anne, Man.?
A.There are no stoplights. Just a couple of stop signs and one main strip.
Q. What’s your best sport other than hockey?
A. I’d have to say football or volleyball. I played a lot of volleyball and club volleyball and stuff.
Q. How long did you play those sports?
A. Volleyball. . . all through middle school and high school. Football. . . just in high school.
Q. What’s your dream job besides a pro athlete?
A. I’m a concrete finisher in the summers and I’ve been doing that for six years now. So, I’d like to start my own concrete company some day.
Q. Do you have a favorite pro sports team?
A. Yes, the Edmonton Oilers.
Q. Who was your childhood hero?
A. I’d have to say my grandpa and my father. They were very influential in a lot of things I did and a lot of things I still do today.
Q. Who is your biggest fan?
A. Probably dad or my mom.
Q. What’s your favorite college class?
A. I’d have to say, right now, this semester, I’m really enjoying my business law class. I have a good professor who keeps it interesting.
Q. What’s the most embarrassing song on your playlist?
A. I don’t know, there’s a little bit of some Rihanna on there. Probably Hero by Enrique Iglesias, or whatever his name is. That’s a pretty soft one.
Q. What’s your favorite band or type of music?
A. I listen to country music and I’d have to say my favorite singer is probably Justin Moore.
Q. What’s the last book you read?
A. Lone Survivor.
Q.What’s your biggest fear?
A. I hate snakes. They just creep me out. Just seeing one in a movie, I’ll have to look away. They just creep me out. They shouldn’t be around.