Next up on our weekly “Once a Warrior” is forward Jared Nash. @Jared14Nash is a Cherry Cup champion and played NCAA D1 hockey for University of Alaska-Anchorage.
JARED NASH, Stratford Cullitons #9
I vaguely remember running out onto the ice at 6 years old with my dad when the Stratford Cullitons hoisted the Sutherland cup back in 2004, — not to mention my dad also won the 50/50 that night!
From then it was watching the likes of Cohen Adair and Brad McClure that made it clear what jersey I wanted to put on by the time I was 16. I was very fortunate to be able to play Junior Hockey and attend highschool in the town I was born in, a privilege not many aspiring hockey players have the opportunity to do.
My favourite memory with the Cullitons would be hoisting the Cherry Cup at the Allman Arena. Being the first Stratford team to do so since 2004 is something that our group took great pride in. I have played in a variety of hockey arena’s and have experienced different types of atmospheres, but none quite compare to a Friday Night at the William Allman arena.