Hunter was playing high school hockey at West Valley High School when he was asked to play a game with the Fairbanks Icedogs. During the first game he earned his first puck when he put on in the net and scored his first goal in Juniors.
Fairbanks was a great place to play hockey while growing up. Hunter first played house hockey and continued to FAHA when he made the Atom Competition Team. This was the beginning of Competition Teams in Peewee, Bantam, and Juniors.