When it comes to hockey, Taylor Makar is following in older brother Cale’s footsteps. Both came up through the Calgary minor hockey system. Both have played for the AJHL’S Brooks Bandits and next year, Taylor is headed to the University of Massachusetts to play NCAA college hockey just like Cale did.
But as hockey players there’s a big difference. Cale, who plays defence for the Colorado Avalanche is 180 cm (5’11”). Taylor, who is the captain of the Bandits plays forward and he’s 190 cm, or four inches taller than his older brother.
Wingspan aside, Taylor says there are some similarities in their games.
“I think creativity and stuff like that. Our skating is a big strength for both of us but I mean we’re two separate players and we can expect different things from each other,” the younger Makar said.
“I really like that part but we definitely grow off each other’s games. (It’s) more (a case of) me growing off him but it’s awesome to work with (his template).”