Fergus Falls multisport athlete Kaden Peterson is 1 of 4 seniors on this season’s boys’ hockey team. After a rocky start to the year for Fergus Falls, Kaden credits some targeted team-building exercises for leading to a tighter bond between players and the recent on-ice turnaround.
Parents: Tim and Paula Peterson.
Sport(s): Hockey, tennis.
Plans after graduation: NDSU.
Field of study: Business/marketing.
Q: What are your impressions of how the hockey season is going?
A: Pretty good, we started off and we didn’t bond very well I thought, but now we’ve done some team-building and some meals and now that we’re bonding a lot more you can see it on the ice for sure, so that’s helped a lot.
Q: What have you learned from playing sports?
A: That you have to show up ready every day and be committed to your team. We have a motto this year: “Do everything for the team.” So if you put the team first it’ll make a big improvement.
Q: What’s one memory from your sports career that stands out more than others?
A: Sophomore year of hockey, going down for our overnight trip, that was a lot of fun.
Q: What do you see for the future of the program?
A: Well, we have a young group of guys this year so I think they’ll really step it up, and we have a sophomore captain, a junior captain — so they’ll be good leaders next year and they can definitely see how we’ve impacted the team — hopefully, they can carry that on.
Q: As an athlete how would you like to be remembered?
A: As someone who was nice to everyone and put a smile on people’s faces.