Tell us about yourself!
Hi, my name is Janessa Griffiths. I am 12 years old from Oshawa, ON. I started playing hockey at 4 years old because I loved watching my older brother play. I was the only girl on a boys AA rep team for the first 8 years of my hockey career. Now I play for the North York Storm U13AA.
What made you want to be a WHL Brand Ambassador?
I want to be a WHL ambassador because I have been lucky to have amazing female mentors as I grow up! I want to do the same for younger females in hockey.
What are you most looking forward to as a #WHLAMBASSADOR?
Being a mentor for younger females in hockey.
What’s something not a lot of people know about you?
Outside of hockey, I also play lacrosse but most people don’t know that I also dirt bike. I also like to bake treats!
If you could sit down and have dinner with one female hockey player, who would it be and why?
I would love to meet and get to know Natalie Spooner. I love her hockey journey and would love to know more about her.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given in hockey or in life?
The best advice I’ve ever gotten is to never give up! I think I’ve been successful in hockey so far because I never give up!
What’s your dream for women’s hockey?
My hockey dream is to play for Team Canada!