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Sledge Hockey: Claire Buchanan’s journey to finding her life’s passion

As a young girl, Claire Buchanan would have no idea that an opportunity to watch a sledge hockey practice would...
Carrie Keil

Skating builds the foundation: An Interview with business owner Carrie Keil

Hey Everyone! Coach Dana here with Advantedge Goaltending. I wanted to bring you the first in a series of interviews...
Sky Brown

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Sky Brown | Lenore, Manitoba

MEET SKY BROWN! TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF! My name is Sky Brown, I am from a small town called Lenore,...
Jessica Jones

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Jessica Jones | Ponoka, Alberta

Meet Jessica Jones! Tell us about yourself! I currently live in Ponoka, Alberta, a small farming town 45 minutes south...
Rachael Irving

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Rachael Irving | Auburn, New Hampshire

Meet Rachael Irving! Tell us about yourself! In my first season playing hockey at the age of five, my dad...

One skate at a time: A woman’s journey returning to organized hockey after losing her arm

When 31-year-old Sherilee Sharko took the ice, I didn’t notice anything different about her.  During warm up I sized up...
hockey goalie advie

What I wish I knew: 4 pieces of advice from a veteran hockey goalie

Being a goaltender puts you into an exclusive club with your fellow puckstoppers. There aren’t many people who voluntarily choose...
Rilei

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Rilei Siedlecki | Medina, Ohio

MEET RILEI SIEDLECKI! Tell us about yourself! My name is Rilei Siedlecki and I am 11 years old.  I live...
Willow Herman

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Willow Herman | Bunker Hill, West Virginia

Meet Willow Herman! Tell us about yourself! I’m from Bunker Hill, WV and I started playing hockey when I was...
Sarah Chambers

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Sarah Chambers | Warrenton, Virginia

Meet Sarah Chambers! Tell us about yourself! My hockey story started the first year of 12U when I lived in...
Maya Sofia Popova

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Maya Sofia Popova | Madison, New Jersey

Meet Maya Sofia Popova! Tell us about yourself! I am from Madison, New Jersey, USA. I am a 5th grade...
Cara Vella

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Cara Vella | Caledon, Ontario

Meet Cara Vella! TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF! My name is Cara Vella and I am 10 years old and in...
Heather Mannas

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Heather Mannas | Vancouver, British Columbia

Meet Heather Mannas! Tell us about yourself! Hi everyone! My name is Heather and I live in Vancouver, BC, Canada....
Mackenzie Callery

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Mackenzie Callery | Ontario

Meet Mackenzie Callery! Tell us about yourself! My name is Mackenzie Callery and I am from a town just outside...
Cassie Krenz

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Cassie Krenz | Pueblo, Colorado

Meet Cassie Krenz! Tell us about yourself! My name is Cassandra Krenz (Cassie). I am 43, almost 44, years old....
Sydney Fogu WHL Ambassador

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Sydney Fogu | Bayonne, New Jersey

Meet Sydney Fogu! Tell us about yourself! My name is Sydney Fogu but I go as Syd or Syd The...
Hockey Parents Tips

8 tips for hockey parents to ensure an enjoyable season for you and your child

This one’s for you, hockey parents! Being a hockey mom or dad can be one of the hardest jobs...
Madeline Chen

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Madeline Chen | Huntington Beach, CA

Meet Madeline Chen! Tell us about yourself—where are you from, what do you do, what’s your hockey story? Hi, my...

At the intersection of leadership, careers, and women in sport

1965. Outside. Snow is falling. Dull blades carve rough ice. Hear the crack of pucks and sticks. Timbered voices scratch...
Jessica Pollard

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Jessica Pollard | Milton, Ontario

Meet Jessica Pollard! Tell us about yourself! I am from Milton, Ontario and I have been playing hockey since I...

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Naomi Cooper | Aberdeen, Scotland

Meet Naomi Cooper! Tell us about yourself! My name is Naomi Cooper and I am from Aberdeen, Scotland. Throughout my...

All walks of life: Diversity and inclusion in the hockey world

In 1982, I had the “privilege” of being the first woman to sit on the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA,...
Laura Mark

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Laura Mark | Sudbury, ON

Meet Laura Mark! Tell us about yourself! My name is Laura Mark and I currently live in Sudbury, Ontario and...

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Corbett Rowcliffe | Kirkland, Quebec

Meet Corbett Rowcliffe! Tell us about yourself! My name is Corbett Rowcliffe and I live in Kirkland, QC, which is...

Katie Guay continues to make history as influential hockey official

Among hockey’s renaissance women, Katie Guay continues to attain new pinnacles, propelling herself to a state of reverence that has...

A glorious game: The history of women’s hockey

Women in hockey have been facing public backlash since the birth of the game Women in hockey have been facing...

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Mackenzie Elliott | Indiana

Meet Mackenzie Elliott! Tell us about yourself! Hello beautiful people! I hope you’re having an amazing day today! My name...
Kayla van der Walt

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Kayla van der Walt | South Africa

Meet Kayla van der Walt! Tell us about yourself! I am from Gauteng, South Africa. I started playing ice hockey...
Lynn Newton

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Lynn Newton | Ontario

Meet Lynn Newton! TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF! I started playing hockey in a boys league in Germany when I was...
Victoria Bruni

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Victoria Bruni | Las Vegas, NV

Meet Victoria Bruni! Tell us about yourself! My name is Victoria Bruni. I’m originally from Queens, NY but I’ve lived...