With a Western Hockey League future on the horizon, Kubic is focused on taking that next step in his hockey career. Kubic, who was age-advanced as a seven-year old, started playing with eight year olds in 8A1. He did it again as a 12-year old moving up to Bantam 2 Winnipeg Hawks. Eventually, he was selected 39th overall by the Vancouver Giants back in May after putting up incredible numbers for the Hawks. He played in 28 games last season, and put up a perfect 15-0 record in all of his starts. His goals-against average was a stellar 1.35 and his save percentage .952 to go along with four shutouts on the season. “As soon as I got drafted…I was actually in social studies class,” Kubic said. “When I found out I was really excited to be going to an organization like Vancouver, knowing the guys who have gone through there like (Milan) Lucic and (Evander) Kane and having a coach like Don Hay, it’s really great.” Kubic says that playing for Hockey Manitoba’s Program of Excellence made him pretty nervous at first, but he’s now gained a wealth of experience. “There were a lot of kids in it, I wasn’t sure what to expect,” says Kubic. “I made it to the Top 40 though, and then the Top 26. It kept me on my toes because over the summer I had to keep training hard and improving.” For more on this article Click Here. Ryan Kubic has been training with GDI through one-on-one sessions over the past several years along with attending the Total GDI Academy this past year.