My name is Mikey Wilson. I am originally from Alexandria, Virginia and reside in New Jersey. I’ve played hockey from mites all the way to the NCAA D3 College level. It started when my mother took me to an outdoor ice-skating rink when I was 6 years old and after one lesson of hockey skating, I was hooked. I have played for the Northern Virginia Ice Dogs AA travel team for over 6 years from mites to peewee. During my bantam years, I have played in the CHBL in Ashburn, VA. After moving to New Jersey in 2013, I played in the U15 NJYHL and EJEPL for the Mt. Laurel Jaguars. Also, played for my high school hockey team at Gloucester Catholic High School, when I could. For two years, I played National U16 for the Philadelphia Little Flyers in the EHL Premier. My last year of high school, I went to play for the U18 Elite Cleveland Barons team in Ohio. In 2017, I played for the Springfield Junior Hockey team in the USPHL Premier in Springfield, MA until 2019. Currently, I am playing for Becker College in Worcester, Massachusetts.
The reason that I want to be part of the HPOC Movement is to be a positive mentor and to provide the hockey knowledge that I have learned over the years. I would like to encourage other black youth to get involved in hockey. I wish that this movement was created when I was younger because it would have given me great group of mentors that looked like me and help me with my development of leadership, hockey skills, and share my love of the game. I look forward to inspiring and motivating young hockey players.
Something that most people do not know about me is that I love to cook. I am not the best cook, but I like to try.
The best advice that I have ever been given in hockey and in life is to focus on things that we can control. Many things happen during
a game just as obstacles happen in life, we should only focus on things that we can control. We should not focus on the bad calls that we get or bounces we can’t control. Good work ethics and our execution are things we can control and focus on.