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Player Spotlight: Five minutes with Andrew Ference

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames




Throughout the 2005-06 regular season will sit down one-on-one with players and have a little fun while finding out a little more about the player on a personal side.

Born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, defenceman Andrew Ference was acquired from Pittsburgh February 10, 2003 in exchange for a 3rd round draft pick in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. During the 2003-04 season, Ference posted a new career high in points when he tallied 16 (4g, 12a).

Ference looks to top that record this year and he's well on his way to doing it. During the first three months of play in the 2005-06 season, Ference has already managed to record 13 points, including two goals and 11 assists.

This speedy defenceman has not missed a game since the start of the season and averages 18:22 of ice time a game.

Andrew Ference's Bio

Here's our question and answer with Ference.

Pick one word to describe yourself?

Ference: Driven

If you weren't a hockey player, what would you be doing?

Ference: Probably either physiotherapist or doctor. My mom's a doctor so I'd go into the medical profession.

It's a Saturday night and you're not playing hockey. What would you be doing?

Ference: Hanging out with my wife and daughter probably watching TV or something.

What's your favourite food?

Ference: Buffalo steak

What's your favourite Calgary Restaurant?

Ference: The Living Room

Who is your favourite band right now?

Ference: Bad Religion

What is your favourite television show?

Ference: Soccer, I watch soccer.

What was the first car you owned?

Ference: 1995 Chevy Cavalier

Which pro athlete would you most like to spend time with?

Ference: Laird Hamilton, he's a surfer. He's probably the craziest guy I've ever seen. He's kind of in a league of his own.

If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Ference: Indonesia for surfing.

You have a few hours to kill. Do you read a book or play a video game?

Ference: I do both equally, I switch it up. If I'm on the road with Iginla then video game because we play video games against each other, but if I'm at home, book."

Video game: Age of Empires III
Book: "I read a book a week."

Playstation or X-Box?

Ference: X-Box

--Compiled by Miranda Baker

























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