HOCKEY HEROES
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What first drew you to play hockey?

“I don’t remember starting! I was super young and my dad put me in it. My family always says, “You could skate before you could walk!” as a joke about how early I loved the game.”

What is it that you love about the sport?

“I love being on a team and making friends that will last a lifetime. I also love working hard and putting 100% effort into something I love so much.“

Which PEI Hockey League(s) were you a part of growing up?

“I played for Young Islanders as a kid, along with the Kings County Kings girls’ team throughout most of my minor hockey career. I also played for Team PEI at the Atlantic Challenge Cup in Moncton for multiple years and I played for team PEI in the Canada Winter Games in Prince George, BC.“

What notable teams have you played on?

“Playing with Kings County growing up was always fun because the team members were all such close friends. Playing with Team PEI was a super great experience as well.“

Are there any awards or championships that you have won in your career that you are particularly proud of?

“Winning the Provincial Championships and winning bronze at the Atlantics in my first and last years of Midget AAA girls, and getting Hockey PEI Female Player of the Year in 2015-2016!”

WHAT WAS ONE OF YOUR PROUDEST MOMENTS FROM YOUR HOCKEY CAREER?

“Getting the Hockey PEI player of the year award.”

Who has been someone that has had a major influence on your hockey career?

“My Dad. He has taught me everything I know and continues to teach me. I will always appreciate what my Dad has done and will do for me.“

In what way are you still involved in hockey? What are your “hockey plans” for the future?

“I am currently playing for the UPEI Panthers and hoping to become a coach once I’m out of university.”

What is your favourite hockey team?

“My favourite hockey team is the Toronto Maple Leafs.”

Who have been your biggest “Hockey Heroes”?

“My Dad, I’ve always looked up to him. As well as Sidney Crosby and Hayley Wickenheiser.”

What is one of your favourite hockey memories?

“Scoring a hat trick in my last minor hockey career game!”

Who are some inspiring female hockey players today (or from the past) that you feel young girls can look up to and who have inspired you?

“Hayley Wickenheiser and Marie-Philip Poulin.”

Why do you think it is important for girls to play hockey?

“I think it is important for girls to play hockey because it is a great sport to keep active and meet new friends.”

What advice do you have for girls playing, or thinking about playing hockey?

“My advice is to always stay positive and make sure you have fun every single game or practice!”

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