Future Fish Friday: Joe Ranger

In this week’s Future Fish Friday feature, we get to know Joe Ranger, who was selected by the Steelheads in the fourth round, 63rd overall in the 2018 OHL Priority Selection.

Name: Joe Ranger
Birthday: February 12 2002
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 196 pounds
Catches: Left
Position: Goalie
Previous Team: Carleton Place Canadians Midget AAA
Hometown: Carp, ON

A product of the Carleton Place Canadians Midget AAA team, Ranger recorded a 2.98 goals against average (GAA) and a 0.908 save percentage (SV%) during the 2017-18 season. Steelheads’ head coach and general manager, James Richmond describes Ranger as “one of the top goalie prospects in his age group”. CP Canadians’ coach adds “Ranger has a positive outlook in all aspects of the game and is a good character guy in the room. Ranger’s ability to stay mentally tough has been one of the main keys to success this season.”

This or That?


  • Favourite Pet: Dog
  • Favourite Coffee Shop: Tim Hortons
  • Favourite Gaming Console: Instagram
  • Favourite Social Media Platform: XBOX
  • What Do You Pour First, Milk or Cereal: Cereal
  • What Tastes Better, Coke or Pepsi: Coke
  • What Are You, Early Bird or Night Owl: Early Bird
  • Favourite Breakfast Meat: Bacon
  • Does Pineapple Belong on Pizza: No
  • Favourite Music Genre: Classic Rock
  • Netflix or YouTube Videos: Netflix
  • Shower or Bath: Shower
  • Tea or Coffee: Coffee
  • City or Countryside: Countryside
  • Pen or Pencil: Pencil
  • Favourite TV Series: Friends
  • Colour Tape: White
  • Favourite Place to Visit: Family Cottage
  • Three (3) Words That Describe You: Fun, Friendly, Hockey
  • Favourite Movie to Watch on the Road: Miracle on Ice
  • Favourite Athlete Growing Up: Marc-Andre Fleury
  • Hidden Talent: Great on the race track
  • Pre-Game Superstitions: Follow routine every game
  • Biggest Inspiration: My grandfather who played in the NHL
  • Songs on Pre-Game Playlist: Black Dog-Led Zeppelin and Levels-Aviici
  • Pre/Post Game Rituals: Pre: 2-hour nap before and get to the rink nice and early
  • Post: I like to put my equipment back in the exact same spot
  • Favourite Hobby Off Ice: Motorsports
  • Favourite Sport Besides Hockey: Volleyball
  • Biggest Pet Peeve: When people have a lot of the red notification above their app
  • If You Had Super Powers What Would They Be: Ability to fly
  • Favourite Board Game: Monopoly
  • Nickname: Big Joe
  • What Celebrity Would You Choose to Have Lunch With: Patrick Roy
  • Go to Karaoke Song: Bad to the bone- George Thorogood
  • Greatest Achievement: 2017 Ottawa Valley Titans Valedictorian
  • If You Could Rule the World for One Day: Discrimination
  • Favourite Ice-Cream Flavour: Strawberry
  • Favourite Quote/Saying: Boys are buzzin
  • Lucky Charm: St. John’s Arm (hannuvaakuna)

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