Interview with Pasquale Zito (@pzito91)

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Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path? 

My love for the game. I got started playing hockey around 2 years old when my father first put me on skates. From that day forward I was hooked, I have loved playing the game from there. 

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this? 

The most interesting and rewarding moment has to be when I scored the winning goal at one very prestigious and important tournament, in front of OHL and NHL scouts. That was an unbelievable moment for me and I am grateful to have lived it. 

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”? 

Keep a positive mind. Your love for the game has to be from the heart, remind yourself every day to feel it. My tip is to focus, put your head down, pay attention to the puck, and give it all you got every time. 

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story? 

Someone who has been a great inspiration is my father. He always knows what to say and what to do to bring the best out of me. He and Coach Fred Parker of the Calgary Flames, have been two very influential factors in my life. I owe many long nights of practicing my shot to Coach Parker. He has been instrumental in developing my game and who I am as a player and a man today. 

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world? 

I am passionate about doing good in this world. It is something my parents have instilled in me. On the annual basis, I volunteer and work with the ‘Proud to be Me’ gala, which raises funds for anti-bullying efforts and helps create safe environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn. I have also donated hockey items to raffle and raised money through silent auctions in support of the Make-A-Wish foundation. 

Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life? 

‘It doesn’t matter who’s on the ice, you just have to want it more than them’ – Coach Parker

How can our readers follow you on social media? 

On Instagram at “PZito91”. 

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