#67 - Ruben Hernandez (Sandwich)

  • Branch Of Service- US Air Force/ Clearwater Fire & Rescue (4 years of service)
  • Retired or Discharged- Honorable Discharge
  • Highest Rank Held- E-4
  • Military Job- Aircraft Electrical Systems
  • Hockey Position- Defender/ Photographer
  • Started Playing Hockey- 1996
  • Joined the Tampa Warriors- 2017

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

By helping the Tampa Warriors become the best Warriors organization out there!!!

What has drawn you to the Warrior program?

Schichtl got in contact with me through my nephew, Mata, knowing I played hockey and was prior service. All he had to say was, it's a veteran hockey team and I was in!!!!

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

Really hasn't help in the transition since it was years ago that I got out. But it did show me what I missed, the military camaraderie!!!!!

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

Being part of this great organization and seeing the new members, new to skating or existing players, succeed!!

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

JOIN!!! Trust me, you won't be disappointed!!!!