Next up on the Terriers Alumni Spotlight is Quinn Hobbs. Hobbs wore number 16 for the Terriers and played between 2016-2019. Hobbs was always one of the hardest working players on the team, in games and practices. Hobbs was relied on as a hard working third line guy, who would do anything the team needed him to do. Whether that was blocking shots or wearing out the other team’s defenceman, coach Mat Hehr, knew Hobbs would get the job done. Hobbs also was the first guy to step up for any of his teammates and wasn’t afraid to mix it up with anyone on the other team.
Hobbs, from Deloraine, MB, played two years of U18 AAA in Manitoba with the Southwest Cougars. In his first season with the Cougars, Hobbs put up 7 goals, 6 assists for 13 points while recording 24 penalty minutes. In his second season with the Cougars, Hobbs saw his points rise a bit, putting up 6 goals and 14 assists with 48 penalty minutes in 37 games. The Cougars reached the playoffs that season and in 2 games, Hobbs had 1 goal, 2 assists for 3 points and 14 penalty minutes. After his last year of U18 hockey, Hobbs joined the Yorkton Terriers next season.
In Hobbs’ first season as a Terrier, he dressed for 42 games during the 2016-17 SJHL season. During that season, Hobbs put up 5 goals, 5 assists for 10 points while accumulating 99 penalty minutes. Even as a rookie in the SJHL, Hobbs was not scared to back down and stick up for his teammates when called upon to. With Hobbs’ work ethic and his team first mentality made Hobbs one of the most popular players on the team. Hobbs also was a co-winner for the Parks Jewellers Unsung Hero Award. In his first season with the Terriers, the Terriers made the playoffs and Hobbs dressed for 5 games and recording 8 penalty minutes.
In his second season with the Terriers, Hobbs dressed for 53 games and recorded 9 goals, 6 assists for 15 points and 79 penalty minutes. Hobbs was a key member on the penalty kill units and it showed as Hobbs put up 3 shorthanded goals that season. Hobbs would put his body on the line to kill off penalties by blocking shots. Hobbs was one of the hardest workers on the team and at the end of the year was rewarded with the Mr. Hustle award.
Coach Hehr could always count on Hobbs to give 110% all the time and knew that Hobbs would do anything to help the team win. “Hobbs was a great teammate, who had a huge part in changing the culture of the organization. He was a massive part of the semi-final’s appearance two years ago. Hobbs played the game exactly how it should be played” says Hehr.
In his final season Hobbs receive an “A” on his jersey for his leadership on and off the ice. In his last season with the Terriers, Hobbs recorded 14 goals, 7 assists for 21 points in 53 games played. Hobbs also put up 154 penalty minutes that season. The Terriers had a great run in the playoffs that season, with Hobbs being a main reason behind the run. In 14 games played in the playoffs, Hobbs had 1 goal, 2 assists for 3 points and 25 penalty minutes. Hobbs was a factor on the penalty kill and wearing team’s defenceman down and play the crucial minutes of every game. At the end of the year, Hobbs was rewarded with his hard work again, winning back-to-back Mr. Hustle awards.
After his junior career ended, Hobbs moved back to Deloraine and his helping with the family farm and has played some senior hockey with the Deloraine Royals.
Q and A with Quinn Hobbs
1) Years played with the Terriers
Played 3 years, 2016 to 2019
2) Favourite memory during your time with the Terriers?
Playing playoffs in final year
3) Toughest SJHL opponent and hardest rink to play in?
Battleford and the Zoo in Flin Flon
4) How did your time with the Terriers help get you to where you are today?
Taught me that hard works pays off and working together as team makes life a lot easier
5) Favourite TV show or Movie?
Favourite movie 8 seconds
6) What are you up to these days?
Help running family farm
7)What are your plans for the next 3-5 years?
Take over farm eventually
8) Favourite athlete of all time?
9) Favourite Meal/Food?
steak and potatoes
10) Favourite Music/Musician
Country and Tyler Childers
11)What are some of your hobbies
fishing and hunting
12)Favourite sport other than hockey?
Playing in Yorkton is some of my greatest memories, enjoyed it lots. Great community