Inside the Locker Room: Sydney Ice Dogs import Tim Noting
Bianca Musico caught up with the Sydney Ice Dogs newest import Tim Noting.
With Anthony Kimlin not returning to the Ice Dogs this season, the team had two choices. Use other local talent or search for an import. And so the search began.
Fans of the Ice Dogs were disappointed Kimlin wouldn’t be returning to the Sydney team for the season, but they can rest assured that their new 6’4” goalie will be ‘Noting’ like the rest.
The team acquired the 23-year-old Swedish import as their starting goaltender for the 2014 AIHL season, with Dylan Burgess as his backup.
Noting arrived earlier this week and has already hit the ice at practice with the Ice Dogs this past Tuesday.
Here is everything you need to know about the new goalie.
(BM) What inspired you to play ice hockey?
(TN) I played a lot of sports when I was a kid! But hockey was my main sport because of the speed and contact ice hockey brings. Still is today!
(BM) How long have you been playing for?
(TN) I started earlier then I could remember. I lived close to the rink and have an old hockey player dad so it was natural when I was a baby.
(BM) Which team do you support in the NHL and why?
(TN) I like Chicago! Mainly for their jerseys and that they’re an original six team.
(BM) Do you have a favourite player?
(TN) I don’t have a special favorite player like that. Then I would have to say the goalie. I look at NHL goalies and learn.
(BM) What made you choose to become a goaltender?
(TN) I was a centre in a late age but jumped in as a goalie here and there. When we played at home after normal practice I was a goalie cause I loved Patrick Roy. After a while all that practice made me better then the normal goalie and I took his spot.
(BM) What’s the best part about being a goalie?
(TN) The pressure! Everything you do gets evaluated so much more than the players. Either you are a hero or a villain. And to be the hero when it’s so much at stake. There is no better feeling.
(BM) You went to the Ice Dogs training last night, what was your first impression of the team?
(TN) It was very short and it’s hard to say but their definitely some talent there. And the guys were very nice to me and made me feel like home in the dressing room. So we are gonna get along just fine.
(BM) How do you like Sydney so far?
(TN) I loved it so far. So much more stuff here than back home, plus it’s really warm here. I normally step outta the rink well dressed and it’s almost that it would be easier to keep the skates on. Love the weather and the people here seem so nice too.
(BM) What’s been the hardest part about coming to Sydney?
(TN) It was leaving all my good friends and my family. I’m very close to my friends and my brother so that was tough. I hope that they can come visit me though.
(BM) What is one thing you are most excited to do or see in Australia?
(TN) Oh wow where do I start? Everything from seeing all the animals, surfing and of course to bring back the cup this year too for the Ice Dogs!
The Ice Dogs are excited to have Tim on board and know he will be an integral part of the team this year.
On The Fly welcome Tim into the Australian Ice Hockey League family and wish him all the best this season.