Tri-City Herald: Ams' Feser pursues WHL Iron Man markJan 30, 2013 - 10:19 GMT
By Annie Fowler | Tri-City Herald
There is no magic formula, nor is there a scientific explanation as to why some players are more durable than others.
Tri-City Americans captain Justin Feser, 20, has defied the odds for years, avoiding serious injury and illness.
From opening night his rookie year in 2008, Feser has pulled on his Americans jersey 329 times over the last five seasons. When the Americans host Prince George tonight, it will be 330, including his 300th consecutive regular-season game -- ranking him second all time in the Western Hockey League.
“I don’t know how to explain it,” said Feser, a native of Red Deer, Alberta. “It just kind of happens. I just go out and play. I’ve been fortunate to keep playing with nothing to worry about but a few stitches here and there. It’s gone by so fast. You don’t really know (about the records) until somebody says something.
“I still almost feel 16 again. I remember everything so clearly over the last five years.”