Photo Credit:Kelsey Lee-Violet Turtle Photography
For a player with high end teams battling for his services, the Northeast Generals are a good place for him to develop. Bryce Cooper is a big defender with a strong shat and big puck sense. Many teams have seen him since he has recovered from a lower body injury, and he has not missed a beat. As Head Coach Bryan Erikson says of Cooper’s game “ Cooper is obviously huge and a phenomenal skater for someone his size. We love the nastiness he brings and his eagerness to improve. He asks a million questions and actually uses the feedback we give him. And that has helped him improve a lot. He’s a great kid that is so eager to get better. When he got hurt early it hampered his development a little bit and his confidence took a hit. But now that he back to full strength he is getting better. Need him to move the puck quicker and utilize his first option more. He is doing that and is turning a lot of heads at the D1 level and a lot of NHL teams have inquired about him too. We look forward to his steady improvement. He’s such a great kid with an elite work ethic that we can’t wait to see the player he continues to grow into.”
Cooper is a late round potential diamond playing a pro level game in the NAHL. Wherever he plays this sport next will be a great spot for him to pick up minutes, fast.
Player Profile Answers
What is your favorite food and why?
“My favorite food is steak because it has lots of calories and protein.”
What is your favorite thing about the Generals?
“Coaches, without a question.”
Where are you from ?
￼Player Profile Answers
Why did you decide to play hockey?
“Ever since I was young I always loved every part of the game including the intensity, compete level, and the fighting.”
What is your favorite subject and why?
“I personally like P.E. Because every other class requires you to sit down for extended amounts of time and I like being active.”
Tell us about the type of player you are
“I’m an offensive defenseman who likes to carry the puck but also loves to hit and the physical part of the game.”
Which NHL player past or present do you model your game after?
What is your best hockey memory?
“Moving on from the Generals main camp.”
What are your goals on and off the ice this year?
“To help my team win, by doing this my goal is to gain weight and get stronger in the gym and to become a better skater.”
What is your favorite tv show or movie to watch?
Tell us one unique thing about you off the ice
“I’m CLOSE to a scratch golfer.”
What is your favorite place to go around the rink in Attleboro?
What is your favorite video game or thing to do in your spare time?
“Play with my dogs.”
Who do you look up to most in your life and why?
“My dad, because he has been there my whole life and sets many great examples.”