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Cory Fienhage

North American Skater - Eastview High, High-MN
Final Rank:36Midterm Rank:61
Position:DefensemanShoots:Right
Height:6' 2"Weight:190
Born:May 4, 1990Hometown:Apple Valley, MN
Born in:Topeka, KS, USA
Drafted: 2008: BUF (3rd Round / 81st Overall)  Buffalo Sabres
  • Captained his Eastview high school team and was named to the All-Conference team both in 2007 and in 2008.
  • Joined the Indiana Ice of the USHL after the high school season ended – he posted three points (1-2--3) and was a plus-five in 12 games.
  • Will attend University of North Dakota in the fall of 2009.
  • Was an All-Conference football player in his senior year at Eastview and also sang in the concert chorus.
  • Patterns his game after Hall of Famer Scott Stevens -- "he was respected and he played hard every game, and wears number 14 because it's a family number".
  • Played on his first team in Ohio with the Athens Bobcats and went on to play minor hockey for Apple Valley before attending Eastview.
  • Got his start in hockey at the age of four after his parents watched a semi-professional game, they put me on the ice and I never looked back.
  • Credits his parents for having had the most influence on his career, they supported me and pushed me when I needed and the best advice he has ever received was from Coach Westrum, play defense and see what you can do.
  • His pre-game rituals include giving high-fives to all his teammates, listening to "Down with the Sickness" and being the last one out on the ice.
  • His most memorable hockey moment was when his Eastview high school team played at the XcelEnergyCenter for the championship game of the Schwans Cup.
  • If he could have dinner with any three people he would choose Bobby Orr, Thomas Edison, Abe Lincoln or Tom Hanks, because they all changed history.
  • His most embarrassing song on his iPod is "Want to" by Sugarland and if he could be in any one movie he would want to be in Slapshot.

 

FAVORITES

 

NHL Team: Minnesota Wild

NHL Player: Minnesota's Marian Gaborik

Shootout move: "shoot five hole all day"

Goal celebration: "go and stand by our goalie and have my teammates high-five me"

Practice Drill: 5-on-5 breakout drill

Video Game: Call of Duty 4

Movie: Christmas Vacation

TV Show: Family Guy

Actor: Dane Cook

Group: Korn

Website: facebook.com

Book: A million little pieces by James Frey

Pump-up song: "Down with the sickness" by Tool

Food to cook: Easy Mac

Sport (other than hockey): Football

Activity away from the rink: Weight lifting and choir

Toy growing up: Hammer and pegs

Place to shop: Abercrombie, Westwood and Hockey Giant

Place to visit: Mexico

STATISTICS

SEASONTEAMLEAGUEGPGAPPIM
2006-2007EASTVIEW HIGHHIGH-MN20111526
2007-2008EASTVIEW HIGHHIGH-MN24661276