There are plenty of great hockey families – including the Sutters, Howes, and Hulls, to just name a few.
Former Virden Oil Capitals forward Soren Frederiksen is part of a great real estate family in Winnipeg. He is a third generation Realtor and works at RE/MAX Executives Realty.
“I am the eighth Realtor in my family currently and I work closely alongside my parents, Kim (Fyles) and Evald, and also my brother Anders. We specialize in residential resale homes in the Winnipeg area and also specialize in new home construction. We work with new home builders in Winnipeg to help people build their dream homes.”
Frederiksen said he enjoys the ability to work closely with his family.
“Being able to learn from some of the best in the business is definitely helping me find my way in this new career path for me. We put in a lot of time, but it is definitely worth it to help people fulfill their dreams and goals,” Frederiksen said.
The Winnipeg product capped his Manitoba Junior Hockey League career with the Oil Caps. After being acquired partway through the 2014-2015 campaign, the forward posted 25 goals and 48 points in 47 games. He had four goals in 10 postseason performances. At the team’s annual banquet, Frederiksen received the Oil Caps’ Top Scorer and Three Stars awards. He was a nominee for the MJHL’s Lorne “Windy” Lyndon Memorial Trophy for hockey ability and sportsmanship. The honour went to Elkhorn’s Brad Bowles. Frederiksen said he enjoyed the “small town” aspect of playing in Virden.
“Everywhere you go people from the town recognize who you are just by seeing your face,” Frederiksen said. “I thought that was very cool. I also enjoyed how close everything was and how amazing the support of the fans and everyone in the organization. They really make you feel important and part of the family as soon as you join the organization.
“The billets were all amazing and took time out of their days to make sure the players had everything they needed. After practices, a large group of players would pile into an amazing billet family’s basement and watch the NHL game that was playing that night and that really made the guys feel comfortable.”
Prior to coming to Virden, Frederiksen played in parts of three seasons for the MJHL’s Selkirk Steelers. With the Steelers, he received the team’s Community Service award.