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Senior Spotlight: Declan Abbey #66

By Brian Crowley, 01/27/24, 12:00PM EST


Player Name: Declan Abbey

Player Number: 66

Position: Left Wing

Parents Names: Brian and Debbie Abbey

How long have you been playing hockey?
I’ve been playing hockey since I was 6, so 11 years.

What are your other off ice activities, clubs, sports or hobbies?
I am the Vice President of the Mars Speech and Debate Club, a member of the Enrichment Club, and a member of the Mars Science Bowl Team. I also enjoy volunteering at the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh. I also play for the PHA Icemen club hockey team.

What is your favorite Mars Hockey memory?
My favorite Mars hockey memory is my first varsity goal against Plum in my freshman season. It was only my second game, so it really felt good to get the first one early.

What are your immediate or future plans after graduation?
I am undecided on what college and honors program I am going to enter, but I plan to study engineering, most likely architectural engineering.

What is your message or words of wisdom to your teammates?
Savor every second of being on the ice. It’s an unpredictable game and injuries can be sudden, so enjoy every practice and game. You only get a set amount of them.

What is your message for your family?
Thank you for everything you’ve done for me, and not just for hockey. From driving me to games to helping me stay sane during college applications, I could not have made it this far without your support and guidance, and no amount of words can truly express how thankful I am.