He played hockey for the Potsdam Bears at SUNY Potsdam, New York for part of his freshman year, before he left to film the movie Miracle On Ice. He is from West Vancouver, Canada. He played for the Nanaimo Clippers for three years until he went to college His parents owned the Nanaimo Clippers and turned 25% of it over to him in January 2004. The other 75% is owned by out-of-town businessmen. Parents are Dieter Peter and Vera Kaiser. Sold his share of the Nanaimo Clippers in June 2005.