Meet Willow Herman!
Tell us about yourself!
I’m from Bunker Hill, WV and I started playing hockey when I was five. My brother decided he wanted to play and I was only one year old at the time, so I grew up at the rinks. I’ve been a goalie my entire career and have just grown to love the position more and more.
WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO BE A WHL BRAND AMBASSADOR?
I wanted to be a brand ambassador because I want other little girls to see strong female players and want to continue to play. Around here we have almost no girls hockey and I want to change that.
What are you most looking forward to as a #WHLAMBASSADOR?
I’m looking forward to showing people that hockey is more than a men’s sport and that there’s plenty of passionate female hockey players as well.
What’s something not a lot of people know about you?
Not many people know that I’m able to touch my elbows behind my back (it’s a silly talent but people love it). I’m very flexible and can move my body in abnormal ways.
If you could sit down and have dinner with one female hockey player, who would it be and why?
If I could have dinner with one female player it’d be Manon Rhéaume because while the time was short, she was the first and only woman in the NHL and I just want to know more about her experience and what led her there.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given in hockey or in life?
The best advice that I was given was from Craig Laughlin at a camp of his I went to and he told us to always take our opportunities, no matter what they are just take them, if you don’t you’ll never know what could’ve been.
What’s your dream for women’s hockey?
My dream for women’s hockey is for it to grow and for there to be more teams and have the professional league not struggle as much as it has been.
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