Photo By Tony Terrana
Ashton Goble is enjoying his second season in the USPHL, playing the 2023-24 season for the Charlotte Rush after spending last year with the New York Aviators.
All it took to get the Cimarron Hills native to North Carolina was a simple communication from the Rush staff.
“(Rush associate head coach) Trevor Kleckner reached out and talked to me about coming out to play in Charlotte,” Goble said. “He said they had the pleasure of watching me play against the Northern Cyclones and Wilkes-Barre last year. He said I was a proven goaltender in this league.
“What really caught my eye about the Rush was the culture they have. It truly is a family out here and the culture is amazing. Each and every one of the guys here would do anything for their teammates. This had led to success in the past and has led to countless college commitments.”
Off the ice isn’t too shabby either, according to Goble.
“Living away from home is pretty hard, but the billet families out here are the best,” said Goble. They truly do care about the well-being of the players and allow us to be mentors for the youth players in the Carolina Premier Hockey organization. Charlotte is a very nice town, pretty scenic, and pretty warm most of the time.”