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Whitney

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Whitney Juszkiewicz | Vancouver, BC

Meet Whitney Juszkiewicz! Tell us about yourself! My name is Whitney Juszkiewicz. I’m originally from Edmonton, Alberta where I grew...

“W is for Wickenheiser”: Inclusivity in hockey

Most kids learn the alphabet by learning that A is for “apple” and B is for “bear”. But if a...
Krissy Draper

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Krissy Draper | Ottawa, Ontario

Meet Krissy Draper! Tell us about yourself! Hi! I’m Krissy Draper and I’m 18 years old. I am from the...

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Abbey Hrovatin | Austin, Texas

Meet Abbey Hrovatin! TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF! I am from Austin, Texas and I have been doing competitive swimming for...
Janine Marti

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Janine Martinez | Livonia, Michigan

Meet Janine Martinez! Tell us about yourself! I’m from Livonia, Michigan. I’ve been married to Gus for 23 yrs (also...
Jazmine Miley

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Jazmine Miley | Queens, New York

Meet Jazmine Miley! Tell us about yourself! I am from Queens, New York, the largest borough in New York City....
McKenna Albisser

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: McKenna Albisser | Chilliwack, B.C.

Meet McKenna Albisser! Tell us about yourself! Hi! My name’s McKenna Albisser or Kenna for short and I’m 14 years...
Briar Deckers

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Briar Deckers | Ontario

Meet Briar Deckers! Tell us about yourself! My name is Briar Deckers. I am from a small town in Ontario,...
Erin King

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Erin King | Waltham, Massachusetts

Meet Erin King! Tell us about yourself! My name is Erin King. I am from Waltham, Massachusetts. I play NCAA...
Samantha Fortune

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Samantha Fortune | Detroit, Michigan

Meet Samantha Fortune! Tell us about yourself! My name’s Samantha Fortune. I have been playing elite level competitive hockey for...

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Kate Frese | Philadelphia, PA

Meet Kate Frese! Tell us about yourself! I am from Lancaster, PA, but currently live in Philly. I’m a credentialed...

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Dana Timm | Southgate, Michigan

Meet Dana Timm! Tell us about yourself! Hey all! My name is Dana Timm and I am from Southgate, Michigan....
Nicole Blowes

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Nicole Blowes | Stratford, ON

Meet Nicole Blowes! Tell us about yourself! Hi, my name is Nicole Blowes. I am 25 years old and from...
Chloe Young

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Chloe Young | Irvine Ayrshire, Scotland

Meet Chloe Young! Tell us about yourself! Hi, my name is Chloe Young. I come from Irvine Ayrshire in Scotland,...
Jennifer Doyle

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Jennifer Doyle | Beaconsfield, Quebec

Meet Jennifer Doyle! TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF! My name is Jennifer Doyle and I am 45 years old. I have...
5 TIPS TO START PLAYING HOCKEY

5 tips to start playing hockey

Have you been dreaming of playing hockey and have no idea where to start? Worried you’re past your “hockey playing...
Kirsten Roan

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Kirsten Roan | Glasgow, Scotland

Meet Kirsten Roan! Tell us about yourself! My name is Kirsten Roan and I’m from Glasgow, Scotland. I’m going to...

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Madison Morris | Ambler, Pennsylvania

Meet Madison Morris! TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF! My name is Madison Morris but I go as Maddie or Mad Dog....
Maggie Benson

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Maggie Benson | Rochester, NY & Scotland

Meet Maggie Benson! Tell us about yourself! My name is Maggie Benson. I was born and raised in the Rochester,...
Jen Neely

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Jen Neely | Ontario

Meet Jen Neely! Tell us about yourself! My name is Jen. I grew up in Markham, Ontario where there weren’t...
Lisa Labovitch

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Lisa Labovitch | Everett, Washington

Tell us about yourself! My name is Lisa Labovitch. In my non-hockey life I work as a librarian, and my...

Former CWHL player Jana Harrigan gives back as founder of Harrigan Hockey

First founded in 2008, Harrigan Hockey has blossomed into an energizing venture that is encouraging and empowering female players of...
Whitnee Roncato

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Whitnee Roncato | Ontario

Meet Whitnee Roncato! Tell us about yourself! Hello hockey fans! My name is Whitnee Roncato (O’Connor).  I was born and...
Mattie Robitzer

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Mattie Robitzer | Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

Meet Mattie Robitzer! Tell us about yourself! I am Mattie Robitzer, and I am a 15-year-old goalie from Kennett Square,...
Rosie Adey

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Rosie Adey | Coventry, Great Britain

Meet Rosie Adey! Tell us about yourself! Hi, I’m Rosie and I am from Coventry, Great Britain! I have recently...
Mackenzie O'Leary

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Mackenzie O’Leary | Beverly, MA

Meet Mackenzie O’Leary! Tell us about yourself! My name is Mackenzie (Mac) O’Leary.  I am 14 years old and from...
Keith York

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Keith York | Pennsylvania

Tell us about yourself! My name is Keith York. I work in inventory control/receiving for a company that builds automation...
Melody Lashmar

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Melody Lashmar | St. Louis, MO

Tell us about yourself! Growing up in a small town in Southern Ontario it was not unusual to be at...
Rachael Coad Hockey

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Rachael Coad | England

Tell us about yourself! My name is Rachael, I’m 41 and live in England. I’ve been playing hockey for three...
Hannah Griffin Moorhead, MN

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Hannah Griffin | Moorhead, Minnesota

Tell us about yourself! I’m Hannah Griffin and I’m 19 years old. I’m from Moorhead, Minnesota, but I go to...