Thursday, October 25, 2012
Hayley Dowling #1
Hometown: Port Alberni, BC
Okanagan Hockey Academy
BC: Who has had the most influence on your hockey career, and why?
H: I don’t feel like there is one specific person. My hockey career has been influenced by many. If I had to choose one, it would have to be my dad for supporting me to get to where I am today and providing me with the resources to help me improve and get to the next level.
BC: What is your first memory of playing hockey or skating?
H: Eating ice and Canskate when I was about four.
BC: Who was your favorite minor hockey coach, and why?
H: I have two: Tyler Love and Kevin Hasselberg. Tyler has taught me more about goaltending that I thought possible. Kevin made hockey fun and had a teaching style that taught us to understand instead of just do.
BC: What is your most memorable hockey moment?
H: Holding all shooters scoreless in a shootout against a rival we had never beaten in team history.
BC: What are your future hockey goals?
H: To play college hockey.
BC: What would winning the National Women’s U18 Championship mean to you?
H: Everything! I have lots of silver medals but not many gold. Gold at this level of competition would be amazing.
BC: What one word describes you on the ice? Off the ice?
H: On the ice, calm. Off the ice, outgoing.
BC: Fave female athlete?
H: Hayley Wickenheiser
BC: Fave NHL team?
BC: Fave TV show?
H: Pretty Little Liars
BC: Fave movie?
BC: Fave Candy Bar?
BC: Fave food?
BC: Do you play any instruments?
H: I once taught myself how to play Happy Birthday on the piano; does that count?
BC: Have you competed at an elite level in any other sports?
H: I played Bantam A Fastball for the Nanaimo Breakers in 2011.
BC: What do you consider your strongest hockey skill? How did you develop it?
H: I am very mentally tough. My earliest coaches taught me strategies to keep my head clear regardless of what was happening in the game.
BC: What’ another random fact about you?
H: I am very much a family person.
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