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Q & A with Ken Pearson: GM/Head Coach of the Winkler Flyers

Q: Biggest influence in your hockey career?
A:  My Mom

Q: Most memorable game/moment in your coaching career?
A:  Winning game 6 of North Division Final in 1995-96

Q: Do you have a coaching mentor?
A: Bill Peters- Carolina Hurricanes, Don MacGillivray-Winnipeg Blues

Q: If you weren’t involved with hockey, any idea what your occupation would be?
A: Baseball coach/manager

Q: You’ve been involved with the MJHL for many  years. How about a Top 5 favourite players you have coached?
A: Kevin Clark, Ryan Garbutt, Brendan Cook, Steve Mullin, Jason Neath

Q: Favourite NHL player?
A:  Bobby Clarke (former captain of the Philadelphia Flyers)

Q: Favourite NHL team?
A: Winnipeg Jets

Q: Favourite songs on your IPod?
A: Anything by the Tragically Hip, AC/DC

Q: Describe your coaching style?
A: Up-Tempo offensive

Q: Favourite meal?
A: Pizza

Q: Favourite actor?
A: Bradley Cooper

Q: Favourite actress?
A: Julia Roberts  

Q: Other than Winkler, loudest fans in the MJHL?
A: OCN

Q: Don Cherry: Love him? Don’t like him?
A: Love him

Q: Go anywhere exciting for summer vacation?
A: Florida

Q: If you could coach one NHL player … who?
A: Steven Stamkos

Q: Other than hockey, favourite sports?
A: Baseball, golf, football

Q: If you could have lunch with anyone in the world (past or present), who would it be?
A: Scotty Bowman

Q: Finish this sentence: “If I could change one thing about myself it would be … that I am actually pretty shy, some may not believe that and mistake it for arrogance.”

Q: Are you superstitious? And if so, what are some of your rituals?
A: Not superstitious

Q: Which actor would play you in the “Ken Pearson” movie?
A: Kevin James

Q: Would that movie be a mystery? Or comedy?
A: Comedy