Matheson said the transition to college has been smooth so far. He credits his education at John Rennie High School with giving him a solid foundation in terms of budgeting his time and being disciplined.
“I learned those types of things at a young age,’’ said Matheson. “In Quebec, our high school system is different. It’s Grade 7 to 11. So I’ve been doing that since I’ve been 13. I graduated in Grade 11 and then went to the USHL.’’
He said that discipline has carried him through the first semester, and he feels healthy and fit.
“I had to manage my time and when I ate,’’ he said. “Just little things like that have helped. I haven’t gotten sick since I’ve gotten to BC and I haven’t gotten burned out, so those high school years really helped me.’’
One thing Matheson has avoided so far is being the target of notorious prankster Parker Milner, BC’s senior goaltender.
“Brooks Dyroff has played a few on me, but I guess I’ve been one of the more lucky ones because I haven’t had too many pranks played on me,’’ said Matheson. “I guess I’ll have to keep my head up for that.’’
Nancy Marrapese-Burrell can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.