MEET ISABELLA HICKMAN!
Tell us about yourself!
My name is Isabella Hickman. I just moved to Cambridge, Ontario. I am a grade 6 student. I started playing hockey when I was seven years old. I started in house league with the Halton Twisters. I tried out for the Brampton Canadettes when I started in Atom. I became a winger for the team and had a great time for the two years I played with them. I will be trying out for a new team this year that is closer to home.
What made you want to be a WHL Brand Ambassador?
I wanted to be a WHL Ambassador because I think it’s important for girls to show that they are able to do anything they want. All it takes is a lot of practice, confidence and hard work!
What are you most looking forward to as a #WHLAMBASSADOR?
I am looking forward to learning more from other girls and ladies at WHL.
What’s something not a lot of people know about you?
I like to sing. I also love to play video games. A funny quirk I have that drives my mom crazy is when I meow at people. Coach Joe knows all about that LOL. My favourite subject at school is math. Recently, I started writing to my new penpal in the US who is also a hockey player. It is a fun way to keep hockey alive during COVID.
If you could sit down and have dinner with one female hockey player, who would it be and why?
This is a hard one. There are so many I would love to meet but if I have to choose one, I would say Natalie Spooner. I really like watching her play and she was really nice when I had the chance to meet and take a picture with her at HockeyFest. I would like to sit with her and learn all about her and why she became a hockey player.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given in hockey or in life?
Never give up! It is something my mom and my coaches always say to me and it works for everything in life. I have been fortunate to have met Cheryl Pounder and Loren Gable who have offered me lots of great advice in training camps and I know I can learn even more from these amazing ladies!
What’s your dream for women’s hockey?
I really want to play women’s hockey professionally. I would like female players to get the same recognition men get and to have the same opportunities.