When the kids were getting together to play hockey, Thomas Cafarella ended up in goal...a lot.
"I didn't mind it at all," he said recently. "It just kind of became a constant thing."
Now, as Norwood-Norfolk's goalie, Cafarella is having an impressive season - a 9-2 record with a shutout, 241 saves and a .894 save percentage.
The best news for Icemen fans? He's only a sophomore.
Thomas is the 7 News - Watertown Savings Bank North Country Athlete Of The Week for February 1, 2019. To see him in action, and hear from Thomas, click on the picture above this post to watch Mel Busler's report from Friday night's news.