TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF!
My name is Cassidy Morrison and I’m from Fairbanks, Alaska. I’m 13 years old and I have been playing hockey since I was four. Once I started playing hockey I found that I really loved the game and it has become a big part of my life. I’ve been playing the last two seasons for the Hockey Club Fairbanks 14UAA Girls team. I am a forward and I usually play left wing. One of the biggest challenges to playing competitive hockey in Alaska is all of the travel that is required. Our nearest competitor is over 300 miles away from Fairbanks.
WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO BE A WHL BRAND AMBASSADOR?
Being a hockey player from Alaska, it often feels like we are disconnected from the rest of the hockey world. Having a chance to be a part of a community like WHL that is helping change and advance the game of women’s hockey is really inspiring. Being a WHL Ambassador will help me feel more connected to the sport we all love and help bring attention to all of the opportunities that we have for women in the sport.
WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO AS A #WHLAMBASSADOR?
I’m excited to have a chance to make an impact on the women’s hockey community, especially with the younger girls that are just getting started in the game. I want to share my love for the game with others and share all of the great things hockey has brought into my life. I also look forward to meeting new people and helping to spread the word about Women’s Hockey Life.
WHAT’S SOMETHING NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT YOU?
I enjoy baking. During the season we always have practices and games, so I don’t get in the kitchen much, but during the holidays I love to bake desserts and treats for my friends and family.
IF YOU COULD SIT DOWN AND HAVE DINNER WITH ONE FEMALE HOCKEY PLAYER, WHO WOULD IT BE AND WHY?
Zoe Hickel is someone that I would love to sit down with and get to know. Zoe has had an incredible hockey career on many levels and she is a great athlete. I also really like how much she gives back to the hockey community by running camps and doing workouts with younger girls. I think I could learn a lot from her.
WHAT’S THE BEST ADVICE YOU’VE EVER BEEN GIVEN IN HOCKEY OR IN LIFE?
The little things make a big difference. I try to pay attention to details in my game and make sure I’m always looking at ways to get better.
WHAT’S YOUR DREAM FOR WOMEN’S HOCKEY?
My dream for women’s hockey is to watch it grow and expand all over the world. I hope that over time we can see women get the same opportunities and recognition for their skills that the men do. I hope the women of the PWHPA are able to help form a league that allows female hockey players to earn a living playing this game and little girls can have a chance of having a real career as full-time professional athletes after college.