I'm in my 3rd season with the Ottawa Ice and I love every minute of it! I started playing in January 2007. A teammate on my hockey team played for Nepean Open A at the time and they were looking for a goalie, so I said I would try it out. I was too young to play but the Nepean Belle AA team said they were looking for a 2nd goalie. I went out to a practice, not knowing any of the rules, and loved it! The following year I played with the Belle AA's again. We won provincials and went to nationals in St. Albert, Alberta and came home with the gold! I played in the gold medal game, as well as most of the other games during the tournament. The following year I was drafted by the Ottawa Ice and have been playing with them (as well as Senior AA women's hockey) since.
For the past 2 summers I have been the head goalie instructor at the Carleton University Ringette camp, and the Gloucester-Cumberland Ringette Association Competitive camp. I'm also the goalie coach for several teams in the Ottawa area, ranging from Novice B to Belle AA. I love coaching as much as I love to play the game! Number - 29
Years played Ringette - 4
Current Ringette team/last team played for – Ottawa Ice Open AA
Favourite part of being a Ringette Goalie – I've always been a goalie. I like my teammates being able to rely on me to make the big saves. The more pressure I feel, the better I play. And I love shoot-outs!
School or Job Description - Starting Police Foundations at Algonquin College in Ottawa in Winter 2011
Book you’re reading right now – A few actually, re-reading the Stephanie Plum novels by Janet Evanovich, Dead Witch Walking series by Kim Harrison, and Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
Best gift received – My first painted helmet, which my parents had done for me in 1999. It had a panther coming out of a brick wall, since my nickname in hockey was "The Wall". It was painted by Marlene Ross in Brockville, ON (who has painted a total of 4 helmets for me).
Favorite Holiday - Thanksgiving
Favorite Ice Cream flavor - any type with cherries, or Rocky Road
Favorite Junk food – chips or ice cream
Life Lesson - Believe in yourself and you can do amazing things!
Favorite Movie – Miracle, The Incredibles, Chicago, John Tucker Must Die, and I love Horror and Comedy movies!
Nickname - The Polar Bear (this list could go on for a while, so I'll leave it at that)
Trickiest player to play against - Blanchette and Cartier, Montreal Mission
Pet Peeve – the 2 pad stack
Question: If you weren’t a Ringette Goalie, what would you be? - I'd still be a hockey goalie (play AA hockey as well).
Favorite Actor/Actress – Sophia Bush, Kristen Bell, Gerard Butler
Favorite band or artist - Paramore, Rise Against, the Spill Canvas, Pink, Kesha, Eminem, Metallica, Nickelback... I love all kinds of music!
Other sports you play – I'm a goalie for hockey, which I've played for 15 years (14 as a goalie), competitive ball hockey (any position)
TV show you can’t miss – One Tree Hill, Grey's Anatomy, Brothers & Sisters, Big Bang Theory, True Blood, all of which are on the PVR since I'm never home to watch them
Unique characteristic – I sing during games, just something that keeps me focused.
Vacation spot – Venice, Florida
Summer activity - road hockey, competitive ball hockey, swimming, being outside with a good book
X-Rays (ever broken a bone) - many x-rays, only some toes and a finger broken so far (knock on wood)
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