The KROX Athlete of the Week is Dane Anderson, a
senior on the Crookston Pirate Boys Hockey team.
Dane has had a solid season and leads the team with 26 points (8 goals and 18 assists). He has six more points than the second highest point total and has added two power play and two short-handed goals this season, leading the team in shorthanded goals. Dane has been a playmaker during his three years of varsity hockey and this year seemed to be snake bit in the first half of the season, but he has continued to plug away and work hard and he has started to get some goals. Dane doesn’t have a stat that will show you how good he is because his hard work, strength and tremendous hands are something that doesn’t show up on the stat sheet. He is the Pirate that seems to be in the “dirty” areas and he is always around the net looking for tips, rebounds, or anything to help out his team. He is one of nine Pirates that have played in all 24 games this season.
Dane is a three sport athlete and played Football in the fall where he was the starting right tackle on the offensive line and was also a defensive lineman in his third year of varsity. Dane was fifth on the team in defensive points with 73 and he kicked three extra points. In 10th grade he was named most improved and he was named the All-Conference Honorable mention team his junior and senior years.
Dane is a very good golfer and has been golfing varsity since 7th grade and participated in the State Class AA Golf tournament last summer where he finished tied for 45th with a 159. He will be one of the favorites in the section to make it back to state in June.
Dane is a great leader and leads by example on the field, the ice and on the course. He tackles the task at hand and doesn’t do it with any flair, just good old fashion hard work and determination.
Dane is also a member of the LEO Club.
First started playing hockey- 3 years old
Best part of your game – Hands
Part of game still needs work – Speed
Toughest player you’ve faced - Kobe Roth or Dixon Bowen
Favorite arena – Hibbing Memorial
Biggest thrill in your athletic career so far- Beating Warroad in OT this year
Do you have a pre-game ritual - Listen to music and tape up sticks and take a pre-game nap
Favorite sport - Hockey
Favorite sports team - Minnesota Wild or Toronto Maple Leafs
Favorite athlete – Austin Mathews
Last movie you’ve seen - Inception
Favorite TV program – Friday Night Lights
Favorite food - Pizza
What music are you listening too - A little bit of anything
Something about you that people don’t know – I read more than people know
Your stranded on a deserted island and you can have ANY three people with you – My linemates – Lauro and Ed
Plans after graduation – Go to Northland or play golf at Bemidji State
Dad – Mike (Social Worker)
Mom – Brenda Mack (Social Worker)
Sister - Sydney Anderson (10th grader plays basketball)
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