Tell us about yourself!
Hi everyone, my name is Audrey Barretto and I am from the State of Michigan in the United States. I am 10 years old and play defence. I started playing hockey in 2014 as a mini-mite, and then played one season on a house Mite B team. I then made the Livonia Knights Tier 2 travel team where I would spend my Mite AA and Squirt A seasons.
After my Squirt A season and playing on a boys team since the beginning, it was time to move on to an all girl team for other opportunities. So, in the spring of 2018, I tried out and made the Honeybaked Hockey Club Girls 10u Tier 2 team. During the same year, I also made the roster for Manon Rheaume’s Girls Detroit Junior Red Wings and competed at the North American Prospects Showcase.
My first season with the girls was very memorable and I met a lot of new friends and great coaches. We finished the season as league champions. This past March, I achieved one of my goals when I tried out and made the Girls Honeybaked 12U Tier 1/AAA team. The following week, I tried out for and once again made this year’s Girls Detroit Junior Red Wings team.
What made you want to be a WHL Brand Ambassador?
I want to help encourage and inspire younger girls to get out there and play the great sport of hockey.
What are you most looking forward to as a #WHLAMBASSADOR?
I am most looking forward in becoming a leader and being part of a team off the ice and show everyone what girls hockey is all about.
What’s something not a lot of people know about you?
I like to be the last one off the ice. I will wait until everyone from my team and the other team has left the ice before I step out.
If you could sit down and have dinner with one female hockey player, who would it be and why?
It would have to be Hilary Knight because she’s my role model and is working on creating a better future for me and other girls playing this sport. I would like to learn more about her. I was lucky enough to have met her at the Rivalry Series against Canada in Detroit.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given in hockey or in life?
Never give up and that size does not matter.
What’s your dream for women’s hockey?
My dream is that someday there will be one women’s league and for it to be treated the same way as the NHL.
Want to be a #WHLAmbassador?