KOVACS NAMED ATHLETIC REPUBLIC STRENGTH & CONDITIONING ATHLETE OF THE MONTH
Estero, Fla.– The Florida Jr. Blades and Athletic Republic-Germain Arena are proud to announce Ross Kovacs as November’s Strength and Conditioning player of the month.
The Dickinson, North Dakota native is in his first-year with the Jr. Blades. Kovacs is a six-foot-two defenseman who anchors the Jr. Blades blue line. “There is a lot of North Dakota in Ross,” says head coach Tad O’Had. “He is a tough nosed kid that appreciates getting his hands dirty and being the best teammate he can be.” Kovacs dedication to personal development and the team did not go unnoticed and In November he was named alternate captain of the Florida Jr. Blades.
“What has impressed me most is how Ross has bought in to the importance of flexibility and regeneration work,” says assistant coach and Athletic Republic trainer Nick Westcott. “he knows doing the little things will ultimately translate to better performance on the ice.”
“Part of the draw of the Jr. Blades was the elite level training that Athletic Republic offers,” says Kovacs. “I come to practice with a goal and whether it’s stick handling or shooting drills I want to improve.”
Kovacs is a stable on the Jr. Blades power play unit and has recorded two-thirds of his assists with the man advantage. “Ross is arguably the best defensive defenseman in the league,” says O’Had.