Kraig Nienhuis began playing competitive hockey at the age of 19, joining the Sarnia Jr. Bees. He quickly became a skilled player and went onto play NCAA Div. I with R.P.I. winning a National Championship in 1985. After college he spent a few seasons between Boston and their AHL farm team before going to Europe where he played professionally for 10 more seasons. He is currently the lead singer in the band 9 House and has opened for Tom Cochrane and The Tragically Hip at charity events.