Jodi Gentile #3
Hometown: Richmond, BC
Richmond Minor Hockey Association
BC: Who has had the most influence on your hockey career, and why?
J: My brother. He has always been my biggest supporter and motivator.
BC: What is your first memory of playing hockey or skating?
J: Playing on the “Timbits” team in between periods at a Giants game when I was 6.
BC: Who was your favorite minor hockey coach, and why?
J: Grant Coats. He was always pushing me to do better and taught me so much. Without Grant, I wouldn’t be the player I am today.
BC: What is your most memorable hockey moment?
J: Throwing my gloves on the ice and grouping up with my team as we won the Midget AAA Provincials last season.
BC: What are your future hockey goals?
J: To play university hockey and eventually play on Team Canada’s National team.
BC: What would it mean to you to win the National Women’s U18 Championship?
J: There would be nothing more exciting and memorable than to be a part of the U18 Team BC as we win BC’s first ever gold medal in the National U18 tournament.
BC: What one word describes you on the ice? Off the ice?
J: On the ice, offensive. Off the ice, dedicated.
BC: Fave sport other than hockey?
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BC: Fave female athlete?
J: Christine Sinclair
BC: Fave movie?
J: Forest Gump
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BC: What was your first job?
J: I was a Day Camp Leader at Hamilton Community Centre.
BC: Do you have any superstitions?
J: I always put my left skate on before my right.
BC: As a fan, what was your favorite international hockey moment?
J: When the women’s Team Canada won gold on BC’s home ice in the 2010 Olympics.
BC: What do you consider your strongest hockey skill? How did you develop it?
J: Skating. I took many power skating classes when I was younger and usually had a speed advantage on those I played with growing up. I continue to improve my skating by running, strengthening my legs and focusing on my stride.