Meet the Athlete: Jack Wandmacher


Anna Benishek

Senior Jack Wandmacher shoots and scores a goal against Edina Jan 14. Wandmacher will be playing next year for the Ice Rays in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Anna Benishek

What do you like most about hockey?

Just the fast pace of the game. It’s always different — different situations and stuff like that. It’s never repeated so it’s just something new every time.

How long have you been playing hockey?

I started skating when I was four or five. I started to play hockey when I was six or seven.

What’s your favorite hockey memory?

The tournaments as a kid. Going up north and stuff, hanging with the guys.

Why did you decide to play hockey?

My dad played hockey as a kid so he put me right into it and it just stuck. 

How do you feel about playing for the Ice Rays? 

Next year I’ll be playing for them in Texas. It’s a great spot, nice and warm. So I’m really excited for that. It’s different from Minnesota. 

What’s one thing you’re exciting for when you start playing for the Ice Rays?

I just hope it goes well. That’s all I can hope for. Just getting along with the guys and playing well. 

What do you like about the position you play?

I play center, so I get to go anywhere in the rink, as my job. I get to touch the puck a lot, more than a winger. So that’s why I like to play it, I just get to touch the puck more. 

What are you looking forward to for the rest of the hockey season? 

We’re off to a hot start so just keeping it and then a strong Section tournament. Hopefully not having a spring break and going to State.