10/03/2009 9:40 AM -
This installment is three year veteran Rhino forward and team captain Austin Balko 

  Austin Balko
Number:  27
Hometown: Midland, MI
Birthdate:  10/10/1989
Position:  Forward
Last Team:  El Paso Rhinos
Height:  5' 10"
Weight:  175
Siblings:  1
Siblings name and age:  Ashley - 21
Mother and Father:  Pam and Mark
Favorite NHL Team:  Detroit Red Wings
Favorite Player:  Jeremy Roenick and Alexander Ovechkin
Favorite Food:  Steak and Caesar salad
Hobbies:  Cards and fishing
Accomplishments:  Thorne Cup Champions and midget state tournament MVP
Goals:  Win Thorne Cup, Win Nationals and go to a good college
Describe your experience as a Rhino:  By far the most fun playing hockey I have ever experienced.  Our teams are always competitive and team chemistry is always high 
Biggest Inspiration:  My parents and Kris Draper

"We have alot of new players on our team this year, Austin needs to lead them on and off the ice.  Austin is one of the hardest working players in practice, he leads by example and this season the players voted him to be their captain.  Being voted as a team captain by yor team mates is a great honor."

Coach Herman

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