Sports

Actions

KOAA Athlete of the Week: Palmer's Will Stone

KOAA Athlete of the Week: Palmer's Will Stone
Posted at 10:58 PM, Feb 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-18 00:59:48-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — As the saying goes, 'everyday may not be good, but there is something good in everyday.'

It's the same manta Palmer's Will Stone has brought to the ice since he started playing hockey in kindergarten.

"It gives me something to really push for. Like an extra little incentive to try to get that last goal," said Stone.

The senior isn't afraid to tell you how it is, especially when it comes to scoring goals.

"I like scoring stupid goals, quick goals," explained Stone. "I am always getting some weird angle. They call me always lucky on the ice, but it's fun."

So far this season the Terrors forward, who models his game after the Capitals' Alex Ovechkin, has the second-most goals in the state of Colorado - something he truly proud of.

"If you score a goal of a zero-zero game in the 3rd period," said Stone. "(When you score a goal) you have helped out your whole team. It is great."

But there is more to Will than just putting a puck in the back of the net.

"A lot of people do not know I have done band since 5th grade," said Will, with a grin on his face. "We also went to nationals for a rocket science competition. A lot of people just see a hockey player on the ice but I like to do a lot of things in my free time."

But when on the ice, Stoney - as his teammates call him - is at home as he and his fellow seniors try to build the hockey program at Palmer High.

"This season is more than just bringing us all together. It helps keep the team in an uplifting state."

Like the saying goes, 'everyday may not be good, but there is something good in everyday.'