Tell us about yourself!
What made you want to be a WHL Brand Ambassador?
What are you most looking forward to as a #WHLAMBASSADOR?
What’s something not a lot of people know about you?
If you could sit down and have dinner with one female hockey player, who would it be and why?
Rebecca Russo. I never thought about playing for an all girls team, or that I could grow up to be a hockey player. I only ever saw male players and NHL games. I went to a Riveters clinic when I was 6 and met Rebecca there. She’s so nice and friendly and really funny! She dresses super cool and she’s awesome to watch. I came off the ice and right then I decided, I can do this.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given in hockey or in life?
Leave it all on the ice.
What’s your dream for women’s hockey?
I recently saw the ugly side of youth sports. Girls making teams and girls being cut from teams not because of talent but because of their parents, because of money, because of status. I want people in positions of authority to do better. You don’t go out and find better players, you make the ones you already have better. You grow loyalty. You build your players up. There are only a handful of all girls teams around this area. There needs to be more. More everything. More teams, more opportunities, more ice, more coaches willing to step up and less directors who don’t take time to get to know the players. I want to help grow the game that I love in any way that I can. Hockey should be for everyone.