By Carlie Sanderson
For Black Press Media
Brothers Troy Maclise, 27, and Cam Maclise, 30, grew up playing hockey and it’s something they still have in common to this day. The two have had quite the career so far, but a good moment for both boys was finally getting to play together this past year on the Lacombe Generals.
Troy plays left wing, while Cam plays centre and a bit of right wing.
Growing up in Camrose, the boys played hockey from a young age and it’s something that has stuck with them.
They said they were both honoured to be named in Best of Lacombe’s Readers’ Choice Awards for Best Local Athletes. Troy was voted as number one, while Cam was voted number two. Troy thought it was a bit of a joke towards his brother, as Cam has always played the higher level of hockey than him.
Looking back on their last year, a good moment for them has been playing together on the same team.
“We’ve always been two years apart so never got to play together on the same team. We got to play on the same line, so that was really cool,” said Troy, adding that they are good buddies.
“To be able to play with him was awesome. It kind of comes full circle for us. It was a lot of fun,” said Cam.
Although the brothers have been playing competitively, they are in it for the fun of the sport.
Cam said that looking ahead it’s mostly about having fun and enjoying playing with his friends and brother.
“The past 10 years or so while I played competitively was all about trying to make it to the next level, and now that I’ve stepped away from the competitive side it’s more so to have some fun and be with friends and guys I grew up playing with.”
For Troy it’s about playing competitive hockey for as long as he is able to.
Other than playing hockey Troy is a carpenter with one year left in his apprenticeship, while Cam is working towards his accounting designation, working for MNP.
Their other interests include golf in the summer, hiking and backpacking.
“It’s pretty much hockey in the winter and golf in the summer,” said Troy.
Their parents also have a place in Invermere, B.C. where the boys take part in skiing.