26 April, 2017

“Ironically, I think that I've been able to have some success statistically because that's never been my primary focus. I was definitely aware that my role on the team was to produce, but I just tried to create chances for my team and that was through being the hardest working on the ice, taking pride in my face-offs, and finding opportunities for my linemates. My dad has always told me that if you work hard and play the right way, the points will come.”

Krista Yip-Chuck | Yale Bulldogs | NCAA Div 1




23 April, 2017

“Honestly, balancing both sports and academics has been pretty easy. People may think it is very difficult but I am getting it done. It may be stressful at times, when it comes to conflicts between two sports, but that is it. It is all worth it in the end and I am so glad (that) I am able to play two sports while getting an education and I would not want to change anything!”

- Krystin Lawrence | Windsor Lancers | CIS



20 April, 2017

"When I was little, I was lucky enough to grow up being a part of such a huge hockey family. One of my first memories as a kid is going to the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah to see my aunt, Cammi Granato, captain the USA Women’s Ice Hockey team. I was five years old at the time, unaware of the importance of the event. The remarkable thing about it all is even though I didn't exactly understand how big of a deal the Olympics was at the time, the memory of it still sticks with me so vividly to this day."

- Allie Granato | Vermont Catamounts | NCAA Div 1



19 April, 2017

“Being a leader on this team has been an incredible experience for the entire year, but leading into Nationals it took on a larger meaning for me as I wanted to do all that I could to not only ensure that I was bringing my absolute best, but that I was leading and inspiring this team to believe that we deserved to be in the tournament and that we could compete with the other teams.”

- Jessica Wakefield | Queen's Golden Gaels | CIS



12 April, 2017

On being recognized as an Honorable Mention All-Ivy:


"I wanted to be able to walk away from the rink this season knowing I gave everything I had to the sport and for my teammates, and getting the honorable mention helped me feel like I, in some way, helped honor our team and my teammates and their character in receiving it."


- Kennedy Ottenbreit | Dartmouth College | NCAA Division 1




12 April, 2017

“Besides winning the championship I would say being accepted into the team and community with the Sirens was a highlight in making me feel welcomed and comfortable living on the other side of the world. Girls on the team took me out to see all the tourist attractions including the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. My very first weekend in Australia, three girls on the team took me camping and all I can remember was how cold it was sleeping in the tent and thinking that Australia is supposed to be warm all year round, but I was wrong (laughs).”


- Erin Beaver | Sydney Sirens | AWIHL (Australia)




08 April, 2017

“Being named the Canada West Player of the Year was extremely humbling. It felt great to be recognized for a year’s worth of hard work. Being named this award will definitely give me some confidence going into next year knowing that anything is possible if you put in the work. In a competitive conference, it always means something when you are named to an award and it felt great to be chosen for this specific one.” #WHLPeople

- Lauryn Keen | Manitoba Bisons | CIS



08 April, 2017

“Playing at the Esso Cup in 2014 definitely allowed me to feel more confident going into Nationals. This was a completely different level of hockey, but it helped to have experience of playing under pressure on a national stage. The atmosphere is very different at National championships, so having that experience allowed me to feel more comfortable during the games.”

- Stephanie Pascal | Queen's Golden Gaels | CIS



06 April, 2017

“Every year here was an amazing experience and having my final year end with the biggest win of my career meant so much to me. After this win, I felt like I gave back to the program that has given me so much in the past five years.”

- Lindsey Post | Alberta Pandas | CIS



05 April, 2017

“One of my favorite moments would probably be against the Gee-Gees. I scored the first goal, then we were down by one with less than two minutes left (and) our team got a penalty. To my surprise, coach Alain put me on the PK for the first time and I ended up getting possession of the puck, carried it down the ice and beat the goalie glove side to tie the game.”

- Delaney Ross | Carleton Ravens | CIS



14 March, 2017

“To say that I was a part of an NWHL all-star game is something I can tell my grandchildren. It was an amazing experience.”


- Corinne Buie | Buffalo Beauts | NWHL




21 February, 2017

 
Jones on her hat-trick at the CWHL All-Star game:
 
“It's definitely a great achievement. Not what I expected to accomplish that day at all. I was just hoping to keep my undefeated streak at the all star games!”

- Jess Jones | Brampton Thunder | CWHL



11 January, 2017

“Pretty special, this is personally my first DIFD game that I have been apart of and it overall was very special. Having known Daron and growing up playing with her older sister this definitely hits home. The impact DIFD has had on the hockey world is amazing, you see that purple DIFD heart everywhere around the rinks and anything we can do to help raise that awareness of youth mental health is pretty amazing.”

Jamie Lee Rattray | Brampton Thunder | CWHL
 




09 January, 2017

“Scoring a series clinching playoff overtime goal was something I had dreamed of doing all my life but I never expect it to come true. The rush of blood, adrenaline and excitement I felt was far more intense than I had ever dreamed of it being. After struggling offensively all season, that goal could not have come at a better time.

My confidence was in pieces and scoring that goal put me back on track and from there on out the puck just kept going in. Scoring that goal is a moment ill never forget and makes all the tough practices, late nights, long bus rides, broken bones and sore muscles absolutely worth it.” 

- Kaitlyn Lowy | Guelph Gryphons | CIS




08 January, 2017

“Playing in my 100th game was definitely a proud moment. My teammates and our staff made that night very special for me and they are the very reason why I made it to 100. Playing in this league has given me a second chance at hockey, as we didn't win many games at Brown (where I played college NCAA) and there wasn't a lot of glory! This past year has made it all worth it and my 100th was a part of that.”

- Erica Kromm | Calgary Inferno | CWHL




08 January, 2017

“I don’t like hearing girls can’t play with the boys. Just because there is no contact in female hockey doesn’t mean we can’t compete”

- Abby Beale | Moncton Rockets | Midget AAA



03 January, 2017

“I was very excited to see so many former players be recognized at our game. As an Edmontonian, I'm really glad we were able to recognize Chimos players and honour how integral they were in establishing a competitive women's team in Alberta. 


I looked up to a lot of those players growing up and was especially excited to be able to wear Brittany Maschmeyer's Chimos jersey during warmups. I have known her and her family since I was quite young and definitely looked up to her when she played on a team with my older brother.”


- Brittany Esposito | Calgary Inferno | CWHL




02 January, 2017

 

“Being chosen to attend the Winter Universiade is an honour and being able to share that experience with two of your teammates is truly something special.  I’m very excited to be representing Canada not only with Valerie and Katherine, but also with other girls from across the country. 

 

Winning the gold would be very memorable, especially considering that Canada lost in the finals at the previous Universiade and some players will be returning, so to get Canada back to the top of the podium would be amazing.”

- Kelly Gribbons | Guelph Gryphons | CIS




01 January, 2017

“I was definitely excited to see a Team Alberta jersey hanging in my stall before the game (Calgary Inferno’s Heritage Game). I was hoping it was Kathy's and was pleasantly surprised when I turned it around and saw that it was. I sent her a picture immediately and she responded with some well wishes for the game so it was for sure a special moment given everything she's done for the organization and after winning the cup last year together as goalie partners.”


- DeLayne Brian | Calgary Inferno | CWHL




20 December, 2016

“Retiring has definitely been a difficult decision, but one that I knew was the right move. I'm 30 now so keeping up with the young guns graduating college isn't easy anymore haha. Also, I graduated from physician assistant school this year and started working at Lahey a few months ago in the ICU, so given the schedule constraints of the job and the learning curve I wanted to be sure I was making my new career a priority.”


- Cherie Hendrickson | (Retired) Boston Pride | NWHL




19 December, 2016

On being named NWHL’s Player of the Week:

“It was pretty surreal, I didn’t even know until Chad announced it in the locker room after the game. It was definitely a special moment, especially after a tough week with the announcement of the pay cuts. It is always nice and an honor to be recognized like that by the league for such a special win.” 

- Katie Fitzgerald | NY Riveters | NWHL




17 December, 2016

“Winning in my debut was a great feeling. It was a very close game and it was huge for us to come back and tie the game and then go on to win in OT shootout. As a goalie, I love shootouts. It comes down to making a couple of saves to win a game and to get the opportunity to do that in my debut at home was a great experience.” 

- Emerance Maschmeyer | Calgary Inferno | CWHL



13 December, 2016

“Hockey is all about the journey. Winning nationals would be such an honour. I play not just for the big events, but for the fun, teammates and the structure that it (hockey) can also give you in life. I am more focused on the journey than the end.“


- Alison MacKenzie | McGill Martlets | CIS




11 December, 2016

“They (Poulin and Labonte) are good role models to follow. Especially for them to work with us, we want to work a lot more. Everyone looks up to them and we want to be like sponges, soaking up all their advice.”

- Jade Downie-Landry | McGill Martlets | CIS




17 November, 2016

"A boy told me I skated like a girl.  I told him if he skated a little faster he could too!"



25 October, 2016

"Playing for the Toronto Furies allows us to play in front of so many young female hockey players from around the GTA and hopefully we can inspire them as we strive to grow women's hockey. As a young girl I remember attending CWHL games and being inspired by the players. Coming home and being able to follow in these players footsteps is an incredible feeling. I'm really excited to play so close to home and have the amazing support of friends and family.” 

- Renata Fast | Toronto Furies | CWHL



24 October, 2016

“The thing I enjoyed most about my CWHL debut with the Furies was just the overall experience. Being able to continue playing hockey at such an elite level is amazing. There are so many good players in this league and being able to be a part of it is something that I have wanted since I was little."

- Jenna Dingeldein | Toronto Furies | CWHL



24 October, 2016

"I don't know if I'll ever be able to thank him for all the sacrifices he's made, the lessons he's taught me, or the Gatorades he's bought me over the years. But I can thank my dad for my love for this game, one that I feel so fortunate to continue to play each day. Some of my fondest memories start with a 4am wake up call and end with a post game talk (or silent car ride depending on how the game went). He was and still is my motivation and positive influence, in playing, in coaching, and in life." 

- Lindsay Berman | Boston Pride | NWHL



20 October, 2016

Kendra Fisher on mental health: “Most girls I played with had no idea what was happening. Some were shocked when I shared my story. I certainly have received a ton of support since then. There are people living with it but don’t want to talk about it. Fortunately, I have a strong family network; my wife has also been a strong support.”

- Kendra Fisher | Mental Health



16 October, 2016

 
“The actual throw was pretty bad but the experience was awesome. I wish I would have practiced a bit prior to getting out there, but I think my whole team enjoyed getting honored by the Twins and getting to go out on the field.” 
 

- Hannah Brandt | Minnesota Whitecaps | MN Gophers Alum
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