18U Player Profile - Sam Eberhardt

Sam started playing hockey when he was six years old. Over the course of his hockey career, Sam has played for the Hagerstown Bulldogs, the West Virginia Vipers and the Frederick Freeze. In addition to hockey, Sam has also played football and has thrown shot put since seventh grade. Hockey is a big commitment and has not only taught Sam a lot about work ethic and sportsmanship, but it has given him the opportunity to develop strong friendships with people who share the same passion for the sport he loves.


NHL Team: The Pittsburgh Penguins

NHL Player: Wayne Gretzky

Food: Chicken Fried Rice

Movie: Star Wars

Vacation Spot: Wisconsin


Sports, video games and weightlifting

Future Plans

Major in Computer Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Words from Coach Eberhardt

Watching players develop and mature is almost as satisfying for a coach as it is for a parent. Having the unique role of father and coach makes it even more special. Through the years, Sam has played every position in hockey and found his strength at defense. A position that allowed him to demonstrate his determination and willingness to make sacrifices for his teammates. This has given him confidence beyond sports. When choosing a college, Sam only applied to one school, his #1 choice. He was not willing to settle for less and got accepted to RIT with their highest academic scholarship. As Yoda would say, “Try not. Do…or do not. There is no try.” As a “mathlete” and an athlete, I know Sam will carry this philosophy with him through graduation from RIT and beyond.

Good luck, Sam!

Coach Dad