MEET ABBEY MAZZELLA!
Tell us about yourself!
Hi I’m Abbey! I am 13 years old and I play for the Lakeshore Lightning! I started playing when I was four, and it was the best decision I’ve ever made. I played boys hockey until I was eight, then made the switch to girls hockey and I love it so much!
What made you want to be a WHL Brand Ambassador?
When I came across the WHL Instagram through a few WHL ambassadors I knew I wanted to be a part of this community. I love what WHL is promoting and I agree! I love the fact that I can inspire the next generation of female hockey!
What are you most looking forward to as a #WHLAMBASSADOR?
As a WHL ambassador I am hoping to help promote girls hockey, and how amazing it is!
What’s something not a lot of people know about you?
Something not a lot of people know about me is that I love to run. I participate in track and cross country at school and usually perform well! I also do some races in the community too! I love to spend time with my family and read books!
If you could sit down and have dinner with one female hockey player, who would it be and why?
If I could sit down with one female hockey player it would be Meghan Agosta; she comes from my small town. She shows that anyone can do anything, no matter the circumstances. I get inspired by that!
What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given in hockey or in life?
The best advice I’ve ever been given is to “never give up” even if you’re not on the best position or something is really hard, you don’t stop. My mom always told me this will prepare me mentally and physically for what comes next.
What’s your dream for women’s hockey?
My dream for women’s hockey is for all girls to have the opportunity to play the game they love, while having the same opportunities men get.