Emma Gorski: “I Believe That We Can Achieve Great Things As Women If We Put Our Minds To It”
“Hockey to me has been my escape from all of my life’s stresses and worries. Hockey has allowed me to discover my potential and has helped me to grow in so many ways,” said Gorski, an NCAA Division I commit of Merrimack University, who currently plays goal for the PWHL’s Kingston Ice Wolves.
“I think any girl who has the opportunity to play hockey should take advantage of that because it is a chance to make life long friends and memories. I aspire in life for girls to one day have the same opportunities as any other athlete because I believe that we can achieve great things as women if we put our minds to it.”
Gorski, one of the top netminder in Ontario, has been a shining example, and role model for other female athletes in Southwester Ontario, including her hometown of Wallaceburg.
Although she isn’t wishing her PWHL career to an end, she is also excited to live out her dream of playing NCAA DI hockey.
“It is truly a bittersweet feeling, having my PWHL career begin to wind down,” said Gorski, who also spent two seasons with the Barrie Sharks. “My PWHL career has been a roller coaster ride that has lead me to my dream of playing NCAA. Of my three seasons I have made lots of memories, made many friends in which I built a sisterhood and family and have learnt so much about myself as a person and player. I am amazed at how fast my PWHL career has gone by and I am so excited to continue my career going into the NCAA but continue to focus now because this season is far from over.”
“Heading into the playoffs as an inexperienced PWHL playoff player, I plan to keep a positive mindset and a level head. Obviously I hope to get as far as possible into the playoffs and go to the final four, but as a team we are only focused on the first shift of the first game. As I go through the rest of my season I hope to gain as much experience possible to carry into my next season in the NCAA but am heartbroken to think of the day that this season ends.”
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