Like any hockey player, Kevin Conley has just one goal on the ice.
"To score goals pretty much," Conley said.
The sophomore forward leads Wausau West in points, with nine goals and four assists. This just months after suffering a broken leg at the end of last season. The injury motivated Conley to work hard over the summer.
"I went to Frank's gym. I got a personal trainer there," Conley said. "She helped out with my ankle too and helped me with my upper body to get strong and just get back to normal."
His coach, Peter Susens, says Conley has a level of toughness that makes him hard to defend against. But sometimes he goes "over the edge," which can drive Susens nuts.
"Sometimes he forgets to play the complete game and gets too offensive and a little too individual," Susens said.
"As he matures a little bit more, he's going to be better in playing the whole game, and realizing that scoring might be giving up the puck and getting it back."
"I wanted to be a good offensive threat, and help my team out and get all my teammates involved," Conley said. "Just be a good passer, shooter, and just be a good team player."
A player that does more than score goals. Kevin Conley, your Newsline 9 Athlete of the Week.