Player Playlist Takeover | Josh Haslam

Forward and “A”-man Josh Haslam takes over the team Spotify in this week’s Player Playlist Takeover.

Get to know Josh as he shares his favourite pump-up songs to get in the zone and some interesting facts about himself in our quick-fire Q&A!

NAME: Josh Haslam

NICKNAME: Haz

HOMETOWN: Caerphilly massive 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

POSITION: Centre or back left bench 🏒

NUMBER YOU WEAR AND WHY:
#️⃣9️⃣2️⃣ Coming up to senior hockey I got handed a jersey with 29. You know when a number doesn’t feel right, so I flipped it around and it’s been #92 on the ice, but #1 in your hearts ever since.

FAVOURITE NHL TEAM:
Recently it would have to be the Vegas Golden Knights ⚔️

FIRST HOCKEY GAME YOU WENT TO:
Let me dust off the cobwebs. It must have been when I was 8 or 9 watching the Devils in the old Superleague days 😈

WHEN DID YOU FALL IN LOVE WITH HOCKEY:
After a few public skating sessions when I was 7. I played roller for a year before, but ice hockey took my interest.

FAVOURITE HOCKEY MEMORY:
There’s a few, but one that always sticks around is when we played Invicta during the old ENL days. The game turned into a gong show, we were fighting fans, the opposition. Players had teeth knocked out and one of the boys (Chris Hart) tried to stop an in-motion Zamboni with his bare hands. The game was abandoned. But it was definitely one to remember haha 😂

FAVOURITE NON-HOCKEY SPORT:
I enjoy all sports, but one of my favourites is playing lacrosse. I played it during my time at university 🥍

FAVOURITE FOOD:
Nothing beats a good steak, mash, asparagus and peppercorn sauce 🥩

ALL-TIME FAVOURITE MOVIE:
Borat: Cultural Learnings 🍿

FAVOURITE GENRE OF MUSIC:
I’m open to all genres, but I think my favourites are house, techno and some light DnB 🔊

WHAT’S YOUR GO-TO SONG:
Macklemore – Downtown. Can kill this on the karaoke 🎵

BEST CONCERT YOU’VE BEEN TO:
Coldplay was awesome! However Reading Festival was insane, especially seeing the Foo Fighters.

BEST LOCKER ROOM DJ:
Has to be the one and only Shep. He’s great at pressing play, pause and next 🎧

BEST DANCER ON THE TEAM:
Probably Sam Bryant. Next up is me and maybe Lewis Stevens depending on how many beers he’s had 🕺

DO YOU HAVE A SECRET OR UNUSUAL TALENT:
I can kill the karaoke, do a variety of accents and beatbox haha 🎤

COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING:

THE BEST PART ABOUT BEING A HOCKEY PLAYER IS… the physical competitive nature of the game 👊

BEFORE A GAME I ALWAYS… enjoy a good bit of two touch football with the boys ⚽

WHEN I’M ON THE ROAD I ALWAYS NEED MY… sliders. Comfort is key.

IF YOU COULD PICK A SUPERPOWER IT WOULD BE TO… control minds 🤯

Get ready to listen to Josh’s mix of his favourite tracks. Happy listening!

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Photos: James Assinder