Tribune photo / Amy Chinnery-Valmassei
A warmer than usual winter here in Missouri has been a delightful surprise for one new Missouri Maverick. Forward Eric Scheid came to Missouri in a trade on Tuesday, January 24 looking for an opportunity for more playing time. “Scheider,” as he is called by his new teammates was acquired by the Mavericks in a trade with the Florida Everblades. Not only has he seen more playing time but has provided the Mavs with a sunny outlook, thanks to his great work for the team so far.
Maverick’s first-year head coach John Scott-Dickson calls Scheid a "smart hockey player who adds speed & skill to the lineup." Scheider in his Mavs debut earned an assist on the team's first goal that night. His favorite pro sports team is the NHL's Minnesota Wild. The reason for that is that his hometown is Blaine, Minnesota where his mom and two brothers still make their home.
Eric's favorite hockey memory so far is playing in the Minnesota High School Hockey State tourney at the Xcel Center the arena home of the Minnesota Wild. He later played at Penn State University where he was a college teammate of fellow Mav Luke Juha. Eric first put on a pair of skates at age three. If not in pro hockey today the 24-year-old would be back in Minnesota hunting and fishing, two of his favorite passions.
On those long bus rides in the ECHL he likes to watch movies on his iPad. Yes, Scheider does cook and when he does its usually stir fry. The left-handed forward's favorite sports movie is “Remember the Titans.” Following his playing days, he wishes to be remembered as a hard worker and a good teammate. Scheider's favorite part of the Kansas City area is Lake Lotawana where his Aunt Jane lives.
Check out this rising hockey star when the Mavericks return to home ice on Sunday, February 19 against Toledo.
The fun begins inside the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena when the puck drops at 4:05 p.m.
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