#97 - Ryan Patrick

  • Branch Of Service- Army (20 years of service)
  • Retired or Discharged- Still Serving
  • Highest Rank Held- Lieutenant Colonel
  • Military Job- Soldier
  • Hockey Position- Forward
  • Started Playing Hockey- 1992
  • Joined the Tampa Warriors- 2018

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

Being able to breathe after each shift.

What has drawn you to the Warrior program?

I've always had a strong desire to serve and help my community. It is really what brought me to the military and what has kept me serving after all these years. The Warrior program is an extension of that.

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

Being able to relate and help other veterans through the day to day struggles.

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

Helping other veterans.

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

Take the leap. You won't regret it. We will give you the tools.