Started playing hockey at age 7; was inspired by Felix Potvin and wanted to "make the big save like Felix `the Cat' every time he played ... describes himself as a player with "a die-hard attitude that is always trying to improve the team and himself as a player" ... Favorites: Movies - Gladiator and Slapshot; Television Show - That '70s Show; Television Channel - TSN; Professional Team - Ottawa Senators; Professional Athlete - Roberto Luongo; Sport Other than Hockey - lacrosse; Vacation Spot - Florida ... favorite hockey player is Roberto Luongo because "he is very flexible and fast. I also admire his work ethic and positive attitude" ... hometown of Cornwall, with a population of 46,000, also is the hometown of Buckeye head coach John Markell ... Buckeye senior Andrew Schembri also played for the Colts.
Prior to Ohio State Named CJHL Rookie of the Year in 2006 and earned a spot on the CJHL Rookie All-Star Team while playing for the Cornwall Colts ... played in team-high 41 games between the pipes in 2005-06, posting a team-best 3.77 goals-against average and .887 save percentage ... was 20-14-2 on the year and recorded two shutouts was between the pipes for all 10 of the Colts' playoff games, with a 5-5 ledger, 3.60 gaa and .899 svpct. ... overall had a 3.68 gaa and .887 svpct for the Colts under coach Ian MacInnis ... ranked fifth in the league in gaa ...played for the Morriburg Lions before joining the Colts ... also played lacrosse ... attended St. Joseph's Secondary School.
Off the Ice Born Dec. 23, 1988 ... son of Blaine and Kelly Filion, both graduates of St. Lawrence College in Cornwall, Ontario ... father is president and CEO of three trucking companies, while his mother is a registered nurse at Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario ... has a brother, Taylor, a 10th-grade student at St. Joseph's Secondary School ... has a pet dog, Mrs. Sassy Beasley, and a cat, Citty Kitty ... nickname is Filly ... enjoys dirt biking, four-wheeling, swimming and going to the gym ... would like to be a chartered accountant and own his own firm.
Buckeye Hockey Update – Jan. 15