Jimmy Marchese while playing hockey for UM-Dearborn. Photo courtesy of Jimmy Marchese.
Jimmy Marchese while playing hockey for UM-Dearborn. Photo courtesy of Jimmy Marchese.
Jimmy Marchese while playing hockey for UM-Dearborn. Photo courtesy of Jimmy Marchese.

By MITCHELL STAPLETON, Staff Reporter

Jimmy Marchese scored an overtime goal to lead the University of Michigan-Dearborn hockey team over then-No. 3 Adrian College on Oct. 31, 2014. The game-winning goal capped off a three goal performance in the game and was enough for the senior forward to be nominated as a UM-Dearborn Player of the Week candidate for the 11th issue of the Michigan Journal.

With 56 percent of the vote (141 votes), Marchese earned the honors. Staff Reporter Mitchell Stapleton spoke with Marchese in part of the Journal’s Q-and-A session.

Q: What high school did you go to?
A: I went to Center Line High School.

Q: What position do you play?
A: I play a mix between right wing and center.

Q: Who is your favorite hockey player?
A: Gustav Nyquist.

Q: When did you start playing hockey?
A: I started playing hockey when I was about four or five years old. I always would watch the Red Wings with my dad and decided to try it out, been playing since.

Q: What do you plan on majoring in?
A: I’m currently a Senior in Mechanical Engineering.

Q: Have you played any other sports besides hockey?
A: I played baseball in high school all four years.

Q: What do you like most about hockey?
A: What I like most about hockey are the relationships and bonds that are built with teammates. You get to be around 20 something guys for about nine months, that’s where memories, laughs, and good times come from.

Q: What do you like most about this year’s hockey team?
A: I like the talent level of our team this year. We picked up a lot of new players that have had a big impact on the team. I’m excited to see where we will go with it.

Q: Whom do you look up to on the hockey team?
A: Who I look up on the team would be a mix between Jeremy Klotz and Gino Darin. These guys a have some serious lip sweaters going on, I think they could win a game alone with those muzzys.

Q: Out of all the goals you scored on Oct. 31, which one was your favorite?
A: It would have to be the overtime winner. The excitement and thrill out of it will never be forgotten. When it’s against a team like Adrian, it makes it 10 times better.