Brooke Michaud: “It’s Not Just A Boys Sport”
Although the Ecole Secondaire de Pain Court student is still in high school, she understands the value of sport, and equity.
That’s why her message to young girls who see the game of hockey is to try it, because it is a girls game, not just a boys game.
“I would tell them to definitely try it because it’s not just a boys sport and there’s nothing like the feeling of being out on the ice,” said Michaud, who started for the Chatham Outlaws Midget ‘AA’ team this season and will soon move to Junior hockey.
She hopes that other young players find the same love for the game of hockey she has.
“The thing I love the most about playing hockey is the friendships and memories I’ve made, I know that those friendships will last a lifetime. Playing with the Outlaws has been a great experience, we push each other to be better hockey players and to be better people all together.”
Hockey has taught Michaud many lessons, and she hopes to continue those at a higher level.
“Hockey helped me learn about discipline, teamwork, friendships, how to win and lose gracefully and how to always want to push myself to the next level. Hockey has always been something that I can turn to and I’m really grateful for all the opportunities and experiences and look forward to what’s next.”
Happy International Women’s Day from the Chatham-Kent Sports Network. #InternationalWomensDay2019