MEET MADISON WIGGINS!
Tell us about yourself!
My name is Madison Wiggins, I’m from Charlotte, NC, and I play collegiate ice hockey and soccer at Finlandia University. I started playing hockey when I was 8 years old. My older cousin played and I used to go to all of his games. Instantly, I fell in love with the game. I begged my dad for years to let me play. Finally when I turned 8, he signed me up and my journey began.
What made you want to be a WHL Brand Ambassador?
I wanted to become a WHL ambassador to empower other women hockey players. The women’s hockey community is constantly growing, but there aren’t as many opportunities in women’s hockey as there are in men’s. By being a WHL ambassador I will help spread the love of hockey to female athletes.
What are you most looking forward to as a #WHLAMBASSADOR?
I really look forward to empowering female athletes and growing the love of the game.
What’s something not a lot of people know about you?
A lot of people don’t know I love fishing and hunting.
If you could sit down and have dinner with one female hockey player, who would it be and why?
If I had the choice to sit down with one female hockey player it would be Hilary Knight. Growing up around predominantly men’s hockey teams, I quickly got the nickname Knight. Hilary Knight has been the biggest influence on my hockey career.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given in hockey or in life?
Keep playing and never give up. Somewhere out there, there is always a fresh sheet of ice ready to be skated on. There is always a net to be sniped. You never know when you’re last breath of fresh cut ice will be. Don’t take any second of it for granted.
What’s your dream for women’s hockey?
I want women’s hockey to continue to grow and prosper. I hope to see more opportunities for young athletes, and more options for players where women’s hockey isn’t so common.
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