#91 - Erik Hautly

  • Branch Of Service- Air Force (7 years of service)
  • Retired or Discharged- Honorable Discharge
  • Highest Rank Held- E-4
  • Military Job- ICBM Missile Maintenance
  • Hockey Position- Center or Wing
  • Started Playing Hockey- 1993
  • Joined the Tampa Warriors- 2018

What are some of your hockey accomplishments this season? Overall?

We took our Warriors team from last place to first place and played for the championship. Having our first winning record in a tournament shows how far we have come also.

What has drawn you to the Warrior program?

Being around other veterans and having that sense of community, family, and camaraderie.

How has it helped you transition between military and civilian life?

I found this organization years after separating. Although I enjoy helping any new guys in the transition from active duty to civilian life.

What is the most fulfilling part of being a Tampa Warrior?

Being in a leadership role and helping everyone any way I can. Whether it is in our Warrior family or our local community. I look at this as more than another hockey team. We are all there for each other.

What advice do you have for other veterans? Or veterans interested in the program?

If you are interested in trying hockey or just want to be a part of the organization come out and meet the guys and gals. We have equipment you can borrow. You won’t be disappointed.