By Murray Gleffe, Correspondent
Name: Joe Deboth
Sport: Boys Hockey
Joe Deboth is a Senior at Pulaski High School who plays on the Ashwaubenon Jaguars hockey team (co-op with Wrightstown, Pulaski, and Seymour).
He cracked the varsity lineup as a freshman and sophomore contributing two points.
As a Junior, Deboth was asked to play defense due to the limited experience Coach Golden had.
He took it in stride to help his team out, despite giving up opportunities to score and assist.
As a Senior, he was reinserted back to the forward position where he scored 13 goals and had 10 assists which qualified for forth best on the team.
During the stretch from Dec. 28 to Jan. 19, in which the Jaguars did not lose a game, Deboth scored 7 points ensuring the Jaguars would have their first winning campaign since the 2013-14 season.
What is it like to be a leader on the Ashwaubenon hockey team? “It’s great knowing that people look up to you and value what you do on and off the ice.”
What is your most embarrassing moment ever in hockey? “We were in Rochester, MN for a tournament my freshman year. I went to skate up to the blue line for the start of the game and I tripped. Everyone was laughing.”
How many years have you been involved in hockey? “I’ve been playing hockey since I was 6 years old.”
What is your most memorable moment in hockey? “Beating Bay Port in overtime this year. It was great to see the streak end against the Pirates. It was a great night for the boys.”
What’s the hardest part about hockey? “I think the hardest part about hockey is the lack of time you have to make decisions. You only have a second or two to decide what you want to do, and hope that it helps your team and not hurts them.”
If you could be somebody for a day, who would it be? “Sidney Crosby…..he’s the goat.”
What are your college aspirations? “I will be attending UTI in Mooresville, NC for CNC Machining.”
What would your dream job be once you graduate? “To make car engines.”
What are your hobbies? “Fishing and hunting”
What is your favorite type of music? “I listen to a lot of different music. I do not have a favorite.”
What three words describe you? “Dedicated, Caring, Ferda”
What is your favorite trip ever taken? “When we went to Canada for a week with my family It was a lot of fun fishing in the middle of nowhere living on a house boat.”
Comments about Joe Deboth: “Joe thrived in his senior season,” said Matt Golden, Jaguars Head Hockey Coach. “We were able to move him back to his natural position of forward and he really blossomed. He steadied the second line and pushed them to be better. He is a great kid, and his positive attitude helped us through the tough end stretch of the season (where we lost some games). Statistically, he had his best games during our 8-game winning streak in 2017-18. He will be missed.”