Justin Kreifels has his mind set on continuing his hockey career either at the college or junior level. This senior from Moorestown High School wants to keep hockey in his life well into his older days. As for right now, Justin wants to enjoy the success the Moorestown Quakers are having this season and would like his entire student body to support his team by showing up to their games. “The best characteristic about my team this year is that we know when to bring our ‘A’ game and play like it’s the last game of the season”, mentioned Justin. “The bigger and louder the crowd, the better I play.”

It’s the fans that give not only Justin, but also his entire team that game motivation to play at their highest level. “A lot of people in my school underestimate ice hockey and I would love to show them just how brutal it can be to the mind and the body.” Justin gets that chance to show what South Jersey ice hockey is all about against that team he loves to play against. “Cherokee, because it’s always a great game and no one ever knows what’s going to happen. It’s when we get our biggest crowds as well”. In that crowd you will find the people he admires the most and that would be his family. “My family has been behind me 100% during my hockey career. They have traveled with me to tournaments and also to those far away games.”

When asked about his best hockey moment, he remembers that one championship game. “My best hockey moment was in 7th grade when my middle school B team went to the Spectrum to play in the championship against Cherry Hill East. We were the underdogs but we did not let that get us down. We played a great game that ended in a tie and went into overtime. Neither team scored in the overtime so then we went to a shootout. We ended up winning the shootout because of a great goal by Ben Smith and some solid goaltending by Craig Rushmore.” As for Justin’s worst hockey moment, that would be his five game suspension for fighting even though he didn’t throw a single punch. If there was one rule change he would like to see happen, that would be touching up on icing to come into effect.

Justin’s careers plans involves graduating from college and going into the New Jersey State Police Academy to become a New Jersey state trooper. He’s that type of person who likes pretty much any type of music, loves to eat pasta, tacos, steak, chicken, ham and all kinds of seafood. His favorite movies are Miracle, Ladder 49, The Dark Knight, Boondock Saints, Gridiron Gang, We Are Marshall, Gladiator, Remember the Titans and Mystery Alaska. Justin recognizes Wayne Gretzky as the best NHL player ever and is someone he looks up to.