This week’s interview is with Hershey Bliss D Reese Milton.
SHL Digest: We’re here this week with the top blueliner on the SHL’s latest playoff team, Reese Milton. Welcome, Reese. Congratulations on making it to the playoffs!
Reese Milton: Thanks! We’re all really excited.
SHLD: How does it feel to make it to the playoffs once again?
RM: It’s cool, for sure! It seemed like everyone thought Quebec was going to beat us, but I guess we’re tougher than everyone thought.
SHLD: What do you think was able to push you over the top?
RM: I think it’s our great team chemistry. We’ve been through a lot, and it’s brought us closer together. And the Love Line was awesome again!
SHLD: Last year you were at the top of the standings, but you didn’t win. Do you think you’ll be able to go farther this year?
RM: Last year, the crowds in Hamilton were so loud, and we let them get in our heads. We won’t let that happen this year.
SHLD: Glad to hear it. Now onto some more fun questions. As your fans surely know, you are a lover of squirrels.
RM: Yes! Finally some squirrel questions.
SHLD: Haha! How are the squirrels doing?
RM: Doing great! I’ve got a whole family of them in my house now. They’re so cute!
SHLD: It sounds adorable. How does your family feel about your furry friends?
RM: Well, my wife thinks it might not be a great idea to keep wild animals in the house. But look into their adorable little eyes… how could they hurt you?
SHLD: Surely they can’t be perfect all of the time. Have there been any mishaps lately?
RM: Well, last time I was home, I was snuggling one by the fireplace, and he bit me and ran up the chimney. Little rascal!
SHLD: Goodness. It must have been difficult to get him back down!
RM: It was! Especially because I forgot to put the fire out before I went after him.
SHLD: Oh dear. Well, good to see that you are all right after that.
RM: Just a few first-degree burns. No big deal!
SHLD: As a hockey player, you’re quite resilient when to comes to injuries. Do you think your experience as a hockey player has helped you raise so many wild animals?
RM: Actually, I think it’s the opposite. As a hockey player, you have to be tough. But when I go home and play with my squirrels, I get to let my softer side out.
SHLD: We’re impressed at your level of balance! Thank you for providing so much insight on your raising of squirrels.
RM: Thanks! It’s my passion.
SHLD: It’s always a pleasure to interview you, you keep it interesting. Best of luck in the playoffs!
RM:Thanks! This is our year.