Mitchell Moore, Editor

Many kids grow up playing sports. However, many realize that they aren’t cut out for the next level of professional play. This is not the case however for Anthony Cinato ’18. Anthony has devoted most of his life to the sport of hockey, sacrificing much of his time from early elementary, all the way through high school.

Anthony recently has taken a huge step in his athletic career. Number thirty-four has committed himself to making it to the next level of hockey, whether it be playing at the college level or even the professional level. To do this, Anthony made the very tough decision to stop most of his schooling here at Warren Woods-Tower. But don’t be fooled, Anthony is working very hard to achieve his goals.

“My daily schedule is grueling,” Cinato said. “I wake up at 7:30 every day and head to the rink. When I arrive I work out for about an hour and then hit the ice until about 10:00 or 10:30.”

All of this work Cinato puts in on the ice is well worth it, Anthony is a multiple time national champion along with his team the Oakland Junior Grizzlies. His team is of the most Elite level of play and college scouts are regularly watching. This is the reason behind Anthony’s impeccable work ethic, and if you thought Anthony’s day was done after ice time, you’re in for a surprise.

“After time on the ice, typically my team will go and watch film to see where improvements can be made. When I finish up at the rink, my first class at tower is English and that starts at 12:30. After that I go to Prob and Stats.” Cinato stated.

This up and coming protege exhibits a fierce passion for the game he loves. He’s devoted time, money, blood, sweat, and tears for hockey and it’s starting to pay off.

“Hockey has taught me a lot of good lessons to live by,” Cinato said. “I’ve learned how to face adversity through great coaching and great teammates.”

When I asked Anthony about how he felt about this sport, his answer was quite straightforward.

“(Hockey) is my life, and to be honest with you, nothing’s gonna stop me from playing for the rest of my life.”

These words do not do justice to Cinatos’ previous statement, you can literally see the determination in his eyes.

Don’t be surprised if in a couple years you turn on your TV to the NHL all-star game and see thirty-four making a start. With a work ethic like this kids’ got, Anthony Cinato is well on his way to making it to the show.