Richard started playing Hockey at the age of 3. Growing up through the GTHL he spent most of time playing for local teams such as the Scarborough Young Bruins, Ted Reeve Thunder. After minor hockey he went on to play 3 years of Junior “A” hockey. After his last junior season he continue to play Hockey over in Europe for a season. Shortly after he stopped playing and he picked back up coaching at Bob Acton Sports/ Beast Athletics in 2016. Being able to lead and set an example for the kids of the same community he grew up playing in is something Richard honours.