Over the course of Main Camp, media intern Emily Polglaze will be catching up with some of Janesville’s new prospects. These include draft picks, tendered players, and camp invitees. Forward Nicolas Flanders is next in the series.
Name: Nicolas Flanders
Birth year: 1998
Hometown: Pembroke Pines, FL
Flanders played 54 games in the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League with the Cochrane Crunch in the 2016-2017 seasons. He scored 12 goals and 18 assists for 30 points total on the year. He is wearing #13 for Team Red during Main Camp.
EP: Where did you play last year?
NF: I played for the Cochrane Crunch in the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League.
EP: What brings you to Janesville’s Main Camp?
NF: Janesville is a really prestigious hockey team in the NAHL, and they move a lot of players to Division I and Division III.
EP: How would you describe yourself as a player?
NF: I’m a fast, gritty forward, but I’m also skilled so I can put the puck in the net. I like to make the hit and make the pass.
EP: Who do you model your game after?
NF: I like to model my game after Brad Marchand (Boston Bruins), because he’s always been one of my favorite players and I love the way he always gets in the corners and always plays forward offensively and defensively.
EP: How has camp been going so far for you?
NF: Jets Main Camp has been a great opportunity to showcase myself in fast-paced scrimmages. Everyone I’ve met has been nothing but supportive and the coaches on the bench really help you to understand the game from a different point of view.
EP: What are your goals for Main Camp?
NF: I’m just looking to have fun and play hockey, it’s as simple as that.