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For the past few weeks, we’ve been highlighting Penguins fans on the FIRST LINE in the fight against Covid-19 on our social media pages (nominate your essential employee, healthcare worker or volunteer here).  We wanted to give you a little more info on some of those making a difference, so every Monday we’ll be introducing you to one of those nominees in our FAN FILES feature.  

Today, we’re chatting with Cyrus Matthews.

Are you an essential worker?
•Yes, Paramedic/Fire Fighter.

For you, what has been the most challenging part of this transition?
•Limited work opportunities.

What hobbies or activities have you focused on while social distancing?
•Meme creation and fixing things around the house.

Is your family, neighbors or community doing anything unique to stay connected?  
•There are more families walking around our development than ever before and my kids have been staying connected to their friends and teachers at school online. My town is holding live meetings online you can attend that previously you had to be at in person.

What type of music or artists do you listen to?
•I like alternative rock. I really miss the old days in NEPA where you would pick up a Weekender to see where the local bands were playing to go see them.

When you are home, what are your favorite snacks?
•Cookies, muffins and cake.

Do you have a book, recipe or TV recommendation? 
•I like old sports documentaries.

Do you have any suggestions that may help others physically or emotionally?
•You are always in control. Stop for a second and think. Look at what is in front of you, think about your options and act in the safest and healthiest way you can.

What’s your favorite hockey memory?
•The first game I took my kids too.

When hockey returns, what excites you most?
•The fast pace of the game including the hits, shots on goal, and turnovers.