Head Coach Daryl Locke had the following to say about Luke Fundator, the mid season pickup that has given the NA3HL Northeast Generals goaltending depth down the stretch and one that makes them a tougher out in the playoffs. The Las Vegas native has played well enough to make an impression on the Generals at multiple stops. Last year he played great against them with the Sheridan Hawks, this year he nearly made the team out of camp as he was one of the last players cut, but went to play and continued to develop in the USPHL and NA3HL.
“I think Luke has fit in well with his new teammates. He’s an easy going kid, who doesn’t let much bother him. As a goalie, you have to have that type of attitude to survive when things don’t go your way. He competes hard everyday in practice and it shows during games. He carried us in his last start in Danbury. We weren’t very good during stretches of the game. Luke shut the door when we needed him most. I think he’s been another solid addition by our GM Bryan Erikson. We ran into some issues ,after the trade deadline ,with our starter getting injured last season going into the playoffs. We didn’t want to run into the same situation so Bryan went out and got us not only a good player, but someone who’s had success in this league. We feel pretty comfortable with our goaltending and having Luke has increased that comfort level.”
Player profile answers
Why did you decide to play hockey?
“Canadian brothers that moved into my neighborhood in Vegas got me into hockey at the age of 6…loved it Better then any other sport I played.”
What is your favorite food and why?
“Love Ham or steak, great meats for a fulfilling meal.”
What is your favorite thing about the Generals?
“The organization itself has been awesome. The coaches and players are great guys with a strong determination for player development.”
What is your favorite subject and why?
“History always has been, like the idea of learning and knowing things that have happened before my time.”
Tell us about the type of player you are
“I feel like I’m a determined, and strong focused guy. Like to keep others up beat and also ready to go.”
Which NHL player past or present do you model your game after?
“I’ve always liked a mix between three goalies of three different styles of play. Jonathan Quick, Cory Crawford, and Carey Price.”
What is your best hockey memory?
“Shootout win, outdoor tournament 2yr bantams…great memories and lots of love from that team.”
What are your goals on and off the ice this year?
“Put in the work like always and push myself to move up and play even better hockey before College.”
What is your favorite tv show or movie to watch?
Tell us one unique thing about you off the ice
“Motor cross and atvs in the sand dunes back home are fun or snow boarding.”
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?
“ I play Fallout (video game franchise)”
Who do you look up to most in your life and why?
“My father is my biggest inspiration and the guy that pushes me the most every day in life to get things done and work hard for what you want most in life. Also my older brother for keeping me strong like always.”