MEET LAUREN BARRAS!
Tell us about yourself!
I’m born and raised in Aurora, Ontario. I grew up figure skating and playing pond hockey with the boys before there was a girls hockey league in my town. I started playing organized hockey at the age of 12 and quickly joined the Aurora Panthers AA team. Since then, a season with the SAWHA Chiefs in Calgary and 12 seasons with the Revelstoke Kodiaks women’s hockey team.
I now coach my two sons’ hockey teams and have been appointed Female Coordinator through our Association.
I am a practicing BC RMT and member of the Canadian Sport Massage Association—I like to combine my love of massage and sports into my massage practice.
What made you want to be a WHL Brand Ambassador?
I want to help grow and promote the sport of female hockey in Canada and in BC. Hockey can teach you so many valuable life lessons and I hope to pass those down to future female hockey players.
What are you most looking forward to as a #WHLAMBASSADOR?
I look forward to staying in touch with the female hockey community and promoting the great sport!
What’s something not a lot of people know about you?
I ALWAYS listen to Eye of the Tiger on the way to the rink before a game!
If you could sit down and have dinner with one female hockey player, who would it be and why?
Hayley Wickenhiser. I have always admired her combination of grit and finesse on the ice and the fact that now she is pursuing a career as a doctor is amazing!
What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given in hockey or in life?
It has to be from The Great One: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”. I have used this advice on the ice and in business.
What’s your dream for women’s hockey?
I would love to see more girls out there on the ice giving hockey a try and falling in love with the sport!