Bombers Re-Sign Forward Hoang
The Long Beach Bombers are proud to announce the re-signing of forward, Johnny Hoang. The Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic native will be in his second season with The Squad. Last year, in his rookie season, he finished with a stat line of 38GP-6G-8A-14Pts. Hoang was born April 6, 1999.
A former Anaheim Ducks High School Hockey League player, with the Los Alamitos Griffins, and California Wave U18 member, Hoang is now in his third year of North American hockey. Hoang is one of many Czech nationals that have played for Long Beach, and will be looking to have a breakout year, as he did for HC Karlovy Vary, in his second U16 season (37GP-24Pts).
Long Beach Bombers Head Coach & General Manager, Chris White, commented, “We are very excited to have Johnny back in the mix, for the 2018-2019 season. He was a fantastic rookie, last year, and is one of the most well-liked players on the team. We will be expecting more out of him, this season, and he knows that. He is a glue player, in the room, on the bench, and on road trips. His smile and laugh are contagious, and he is an important positive influence among the players and staff, alike. He has good skills, and if his work ethic and execution improve, he’ll be in for a nice sophomore campaign."
Johnny’s Player Profile Page:https://www.eliteprospects.com/player/271890/johnny-hoang
Q & A with Johnny Hoang:
Last year was your first season of junior hockey. What were the biggest differences, coming from U18 and High School hockey?
Everyone was bigger, faster, and puts a body on you. It was more difficult than I expected.
You played 38 games, and registered 14 points. What areas of your game will you be focused on, as you prepare for your second season with the Bombers?
I will try play simple hockey, do what I can do, listen to the Coach, and do what Coach wants me to do.
The team finished the season with a Thorne Cup semi-finals loss, after winning it's third-straight Western Division Championship. What are your expectations and hopes for the 2018-2019 season?
I hope, we're gonna make the Thorne Cup again, and finally take it back home.
You have lived in Southern California for two years, now. What are some of your favorite things to do, away from the rink?
I like to spend time with teammates, go to the beach, and go shopping.