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AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Gracie Roynon | North Bay, Ontario



Tell us about yourself!

Hi, my name is Gracie Roynon. I am from North Bay, Ontario. I play defense and I have been playing hockey since I was three. In my 2019-20 season, I played for the North Bay Bantam AA Ice Boltz. For most of my life I played hockey against boys, but this year we didn’t and that changed the game.

What made you want to be a WHL Brand Ambassador?

I wanted to be a WHL Ambassador because I want to inspire other girls to develop a love for the game and it is a great opportunity.

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

I am looking forward to meeting new people and learning new things from the other ambassadors.

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

A few years ago, right before my second playoff game, I took my skates out of my bag and one of them had a broken blade. My mom rushed to the local sporting store, 20 minutes away, to see if they could fix it, and they couldn’t. One of my teammates was serving a suspension at the time and had her skates at the rink so of course I wore hers!

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

If I could sit down and have dinner with one female hockey player it would be Hayley Wickenhieser because she has been to the Olympics six times and then she became a doctor, which is amazing to me!

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

The best advice I have ever been given in hockey was that the game is never over until the final buzzer goes off. I’ve always believed in big comebacks!

What’s your dream for women’s hockey?

My dream for women’s hockey is for every girl to have the opportunity to pursue their hockey dreams and for women to have the same opportunities that men already have in hockey.



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