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AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Emily Herron | Fairbanks, Alaska

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MEET EMILY HERRON!

Tell us about yourself!

My name is Emily Herron and I’m from Fairbanks, Alaska. I play for the hockey club Fairbanks girls AA. I started skating when I was three years old and I decided to start playing hockey at five. My inspiration to start playing was my older brother, Zach. I saw my brother playing hockey and I wanted to be just like him some day.

What made you want to be a WHL Brand Ambassador?

I wanted to be a WHL brand ambassador because I want to inspire other girls to keep pushing and achieve your goals and dreams—you just have to keep pushing to get better. Also, living in Alaska there isn’t very many girls teams to play on in the state and hopefully some day it can become bigger and more girls will be inspired to play.

What are you most looking forward to as a #WHLAMBASSADOR?

I’m looking forward to being a WHL brand ambassador because I love seeing other girls get into hockey and enjoy the game. I want to bring more attention to women’s hockey and hopefully inspire many others to start playing and enjoy the wonderful game as much as I do because you can make the best friendships through hockey.

What’s something not a lot of people know about you?

Something not very many people know about me is I love to be outside, go fishing, four wheeling, and spending time with my family and friends. I also love traveling and giving back to others and hopefully one day get to travel to many different places around the world and give back to others in need. 

If you could sit down and have dinner with one female hockey player, who would it be and why?

One female hockey player I would love to have dinner with us Kendall Coyne. She really showed me that there is no limit to hockey and you can be just as good as the boys, you just have to push yourself.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given in hockey or in life?

The best advice I’ve ever been given was to just be you and to play your game and not let someone knock you down, or as my coach once said, “Trust yourself. You’re good enough… you just need to believe it!”

What’s your dream for women’s hockey?

My dream is to play college hockey or even play in the Olympics one day with many other women that have worked just as hard to get to the place they’re at.


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