Checking in with Lane Scheidl!
Checking in with Lane Scheidl
On this edition of Checking in with…. Worcester Sharks rookie Lane Scheidl writes to us from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Lane played 11 games with Worcester at the end of the season after leading the Regina Pats (WHL) with 80 points (41-39-80) in 72 games. The 21-year-old forward recorded two points (1-1-2) with Worcester and is excited about his first full season upcoming with the Sharks!
Hey Sharks Fans!
Lane Scheidl checking in here from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
My first games in Worcester were a great experience for me on and off the ice. They guys were very welcoming and definitely made it easier for me step onto the team and feel comfortable right away. My first few games I'll admit I was a little more nervous than I thought I'd be, but after a few games and a couple practices under my belt I was more than comfortable on and off the ice.
After the season in Worcester concluded I was fortunate enough to get to go to San Jose for a minicamp. It was a good experience for me as I got to meet some of the staff which I haven't had the opportunity to meet yet. It also gave me the chance to work with the coaching staff more on skills I need to develop to make an impact at the next level. They also taught more in depth about the team’s structure and systems. Watching the Sharks sweep the Canucks on home ice was probably one of the best parts of the trip. We got to see firsthand why San Jose's building is so hard to play in because of how loud the fan support was.
I'm spending my offseason here in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. I train out of a gym here called Pro Sport Rehab & Fitness with Blaine Whyte. He does strength and conditioning with Saskatoon Blades during the regular season. I train with a good group of guys some that I will be playing against next year. Some of them include James Wright who played with the Winnipeg Jets this season, Darcy Kuemper who spent time with the Houston Aeros and Minnesota Wild, Andrew Johnston who played with the Adirondack Phantoms, Sean Collins who spent time with Springfield Falcons and Columbus Blue Jackets, Jesse Mychan who played with the Tri-City Americans this year in the WHL but is attending Vancouver Canucks development camp here in July. We train in the gym five days a week not including the on ice work we do. I also play in a 3on3 league here in Saskatoon and we play about twice a week. It’s a good way to stay in shape and have a good time with some of my buddies back home. Here’s a picture of us celebrating our consecutive championship win last season.
I followed the Stanley Cup playoffs closely this offseason. Like I said before watching the Sharks play was a real treat while I was in San Jose. I continued to follow their playoff run but after they lost out I was swayed to cheer for my favorite childhood team growing up the Boston Bruins… tough series!
This year I finally got myself a golf membership and have been out quite a bit lately. My brother and a couple buddies from high school have memberships at the same course so I get out on the links with them as much as I can. Between training for next season and golf I don't have a lot of free time this offseason which isn't a bad thing.
I'm really looking forward to my next full season in Worcester. I'm sure it'll be quite the learning process on and off the ice but, I'm excited for the challenge and the next step in my life.
See ya soon Sharks fans!
- Lane Scheidl