December 3, 2013

Hangin’ Out With: UNH forward Kevin Goumas

ByJesse Connolly


UNH senior Kevin Goumas has been one of the most consistent offensive threats in Hockey East during his four years in Durham. (UNH Athletics Photo)
 

What’s been the highlight moment of your collegiate career thus far?
“Getting to play at Fenway Park against our rival, Maine, in front of 38,000-plus fans. It was just a tremendous experience that I’ll never forget.”

What courses are you going to be taking this semester?
“I’m a business administration finance major, so I’m taking my last few business classes that I need to take to graduate, along with an elective for my kinesiology minor in sports studies.”

What’s the best college hockey chant you’ve ever heard that’s fit to print?
“When we played Northeastern at home and their goalie’s last name was Mountain, the fans started chanting ‘Broke Back Mountain!’ or when we play Boston University and our fans chant ‘Sucks to BU!’”

If someone made the Kevin Goumas movie, who would you want to play you?
“Many people have told me that I look like James Franco, so I’ve got to go with him.”

If you could hang out with any celebrity, who would you choose?
“This is a tough one and I can go many ways with this.  If it were a girl, no doubt in my mind it would be Mila Kunis. As for a guy, getting to hang out with Tiger Woods and play a round of golf with him wouldn’t be a bad choice.”

What’s your favorite hangout spot near campus?
“Probably Main Street downtown with all the stores and restaurants.”

Who is the toughest goalie you’ve ever faced?
“I’ve faced a bunch of tough goalies, but one I face a lot who is pretty tough is Jon Gillies of Providence.”

Which one of your teammates has the worst fashion sense?
“Casey DeSmith because he only has three sets of clothes and they’re all from hockey tournaments that he has played in the past.”

What’s the best nickname anyone’s ever given you?
‘Goumy’

If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose? How come?
“Superman. I think it would be cool to be able to fly and have superhuman strength.”

Favorites

Movie: “Like a whole bunch, but I’ll have to go with ‘Old School’ or ‘Billy Madison.’ ”

TV shows: “Breaking Bad,” “Blacklist,” “Prison Break,” “Sons of Anarchy”

Band/artist: “I like all kinds of music, so I don’t have a particular favorite.”

NHL players growing up: Mark Messier and Mike Peca

Video game: Tiger Woods 2014

Vacation spot: Bahamas

Person you follow on Twitter: “Paul Bissonnette (@BizNasty2point0) because he’s hilarious”

Restaurant: 99 Restaurant

Hobby/activity: Golfing

Store: Lululemon

Either/or

Street clothes or suit and tie: Street clothes

“Modern Family,” “Sons of Anarchy” or “The Walking Dead”: “Sons of Anarchy”

Letterman, Leno or Conan: “Doesn’t matter. All are pretty funny.”

Dunkin’ Donuts, Starbucks or Tim Horton’s: Dunks

Red Sox, Yankees or Mets: Mets

Equipment

Skates: Bauer Nexus

Gloves: Bauer Vapor X60

Stick: Bauer Nexus

Helmet: Bauer Re-Akt

This article originally appeared in the November 2013 issue of New England Hockey Journal.

Twitter: @JesseNEHJ
Email: jconnolly@hockeyjournal.com