AOTW: Tyler Barrow, freshman ice hockey player

The Beacon: Male Athlete of the Week Jan. 18 – Jan. 25 Why Tyler Barrow was selected: Barrow was named both the UCHC Rookie of the Week and the MAC Offensive Player of the Week. He scored the game-winner during the 3-on-3 overtime period against Elmira, pushing Wilkes into first place in the conference.


Kirsten Peters

Tyler Barrow, freshman ice hockey player

Kirsten Peters, Co-Sports Editor

Name: Tyler Barrow

Year: Freshman

Major: Undecided

Hometown: Massapequa, NY

High School: Saint Anthony’s HS

Position: Forward

Driving force for your decision to come to Wilkes?

My decision to come to Wilkes was because of the hockey program and how Coach Brett recruited and trusted us to build something incredible.

Post-graduation plans in terms of a career?

My plans are to play professional hockey, and possibly to become a police officer, if I decide to choose criminology as my major.

Favorite building on campus?

The Marts Center. That’s where it all happens – from meetings, to preparing for games, to working out and getting treatment – these are all the things you learn and use to be successful.

Favorite professor(s)?

Mr. Thomas Thomas. I learned a lot from him and will continue to stay in contact while at Wilkes.

Hopes for this season as a Colonel?

Our hopes for this season are to keep on being successful and proving people wrong, as we were picked for last place.

When/Why did you first begin playing?

I was three years old when I first starting playing. My dad said he tied  up my skates and sent me on my way to see if I liked it or not – I loved it.

If you had to choose one thing about your program that you could improve, what would it be?

A rink on campus would be unbelievable and really cool to have.

What came first? The chicken or the egg?

The chicken before the egg, for sure.

Coke or Pepsi?

Have to go Coke; it’s a classic. 

Favorite meal to eat on campus?

Without a doubt, Which Wich. It just really does the job.

Most influential person in your life?

My dad. I wouldn’t be where I am now without everything he has done for me.

If you could have dinner with a famous person from the past, who would it be?

Will Ferrell, for sure. He is one of the funniest people alive and has the best movies I’ve ever seen.

A quote you live your life by?

“Nothing comes easy; everything is worked for.”

What does “Be Colonel” mean to you?

“Be Colonel” means that you are part of the school in many ways, as a student, athlete or both. 

Anyone to give a shout-out to?

Always have to give a shout-out to the boys.

-Compiled by Kirsten Peters, Co-Sports Editor