Gennadi Yufit

Lee Valley Lions Player Profile

Gennadi Yufit – Forward

Full Name: Gennadi Yufit

Date of Birth: 13/07/88

Place of Birth: Tomsk, Russia

Height: 5’7½”

Weight: 10 stone

Colour of Eyes: Blue

Shoe Size: 8 or 9

Nickname(s): G, Import, Russia

First Job: Sales Assistant in a school uniform shop

Family/Marital Status: Single

Current Home: Canning Town, East London

Pets: 3 brothers (!)

Favourite Food: Pasta/chicken

Favourite chocolate/sweets: Hazelnut milk chocolate

Worst Food: Fried veggies

Favourite Drink: Water, cranberry juice

Hobbies: Ice hockey and anything to do with having a laugh

Favourite room in the house and why: Bedroom – chill and sleep, I really don’t spend much time in

Favourite TV programmes: Sports

TV switch-off: Soaps and daytime telly

Favourite film: Mainly comedies and Essex Boys

Favourite music/band: Anything and everything, depends on the mood

Last CD you bought: Oasis

First record/CD you ever bought: I really don’t remember

Most admired female: Mother

Best thing that’s ever happened to you: Loads of good things but nothing super special

Former clubs: Lee Valley Juniors (still there)

Favourite hockey player: Pavel Bure/Max Afinogenov

Favourite rink: Lee Valley

Worst rink: Isle of Wight

Best ever game: A few good ones, away to Bristol with the Under 16s two years ago, my first ever goal

Worst ever game: Against the Solihull Under 19s two years ago – I was the smallest guy on the ice and nearly ended up getting killed!

Worst injury: Loads of strains, aches and bumps!

Favourite shirt number: 13 or 31

Best thing about hockey: Scoring on a breakaway in the last minute to win the game

Worst thing about hockey: Missing games through injuries

Which other sportsman would you most like to be? Stevie Yzerman, a living legend

If someone gave you £100,000 tomorrow what would you do with it? Deposit on a house, get a car and start paying off the mortgage

If you were on Mastermind what would your specialist subject be? General knowledge (don’t think G quite gets this question!)