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Mahopac Athlete Spotlight: John Dignam

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John Dignam rushes toward the net against White Plains. Credits: Deena Bell
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Mahopac senior John Dignam is a captain on the varsity ice hockey team. He also plays for the varsity football team and golf team.

How old were you when you started playing ice hockey and how did you get started?

I started playing hockey when I was 8. My uncle had taken me to many Islanders games from a very young age, and that sparked my interest in the game.

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How has the team been playing so far this season?

We have played well for the most part, but we expect to pick it up as the season moves along.

As a senior captain, how do you see your role on the team, and how do you plan to lead the team?

I try to get the best out of my teammates. I plan on leading by example and making players around me better.

What is your favorite team activity, pregame or postgame ritual that you share with your teammates?

Playing MSA [Mahopac Sports Association] basketball on a team made up of players from the hockey team.

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