Altiman Chasing College Hockey Dreams At Bishop Kearney
Thamesville’s Ella Altiman will continue to chase her hockey dreams this season in New York, joining the Bishop Kearney Selects.
Bishop Kearney is a prep hockey school with an exemplary record of advancing players t the NCAA level, which was a selling point for the former Chatham-Kent Crush player.
“I decided to go to Bishop Kearney because I wanted to play high level hockey and to have the experience and exposure of living away from home,” Altiman explained. “My decision to go to Bishop Kearney is preparing me for life at university.”
A talented fastball player as well, Altiman as slated to play Junior hockey at the PWHL level last season before the pandemic hit. Moving to Bishop Kearney allows her to make up for missed time and continue to work toward the accomplishment of her hockey and academic goals.
“My goals for this season are to better myself as a player and teammate on and off the ice. To do my best on the ice and in the classroom. I’m hoping with all the hard work and effort I’m putting in, I get a commitment to play hockey at university or college level.”
Altiman, who has played both forward and defence in recent seasons, is already loving her experience as part of the Selects Academy at Bishop Kearney.
“Life at Bishop Kearney has been very good so far and I’m sure it will only get better. It’s good exposure, having to live in a dorm with my team. We practice daily with workouts throughout the day. The hockey here at Bishop Kearney has been great, the girls are so talented and it makes me want to do better myself,” says Altiman.
With her own skill, and the atmosphere at Bishop Kearney, the sky is the limit for Altiman, who hopes to soon see her name among college hockey commitment lists.
“Surrounding yourself with skilled players will make you better at the sport. The atmosphere at Bishop Kearney is very welcoming and heartwarming. I am very excited for the rest of the school year here at Bishop Kearney.”