Jill Newman # 77
Position: Right Wing
Height: 5' 5"
Date of Birth: July 9, 1965
Hometown: Syosset, NY
Started Playing Hockey: 1997
Nickname: "The Newminator" or "Newman"
Started with the Blades: 1997
Favorite Hockey Teams: Team USA, NJ Devils, NY Isles
Favorite Hockey Players: Martin Brodeur, Theo Fleury, Cammi Granato. Oh yeah - Gretzky too. But that kinda goes without saying.
Other Sports/Hobbies: Downhill Skiing, trying to play golf, photography, and selling crap on ebay
Occupation: Business Systems Analyst/Computer Geek
Would Rather Be: Full time ski instructor
Pre-game Ritual: Always gotta "go" before a game
Favorite Pre-Game Meal/Snack:
Favorite Post-Game Meal/Snack: 5 egg white omelet with spinach, onions, tomatoes - cooked with no butter, no oil, and a bowl of oatmeal with cinnamon and skim milk. Large pitcher of water no ice. Who wants my french fries?!!!
Best Hockey Moment: My first goal - Feb 1997. Game winner vs. the Hurricanes w/ 30 seconds left. Backhand shot from the face-off circle - it went top shelf! I have no idea how I did that - at the time, I could barely stand up on my skates!
Most Embarrassing Hockey Moment: There are waaaay too many to list here. But, most of them seem to involve me skating backwards into the goal. Or shooting the puck into my own net. Or tripping over the blue line. Or, or, or, or......
Best Hockey Advice Ever Heard: "We are trying to get the puck in THAT goal. Over THERE!"
Words to Live By: "Only you can prevent hockey stick fires."
Who would play me in "Brooklyn Blades, The Movie": The Tazmanian Devil. If Taz is not available, it would have to be some washed-up childhood actor who is desperate for work - hey - whatever happened to Vicki from "The Love Boat?"