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Meet the Pandas: Part 1

Profiles of the 2017-2018 University of Alberta Pandas Hockey Team

University of Alberta Pandas

The University of Alberta Pandas are the highest level of women’s hockey in Edmonton. Added to that is the fact the team holds a record 8 National Championships and 12 conference titles, making it one of the most successful women’s hockey programs in U Sports.

This year the Pandas are a mix of new faces and returning players and a little bit of information about 10 of these amazing ladies is found in the profiles below.

Name: Kelsey Tangjerd

Position: Forward

Height: 5’6”

Eligibility: 2nd Year

Jersey Number: 2

If you didn’t play hockey, what would you do? If I didn’t play hockey I would probably play soccer.

Cats, dogs, or another animal? Always dogs.

What is your biggest hockey accomplishment to date? Winning U Sports nationals last year.

What is your favourite chocolate bar? Crunchie

What is your favourite class? Whichever one has the least amount of assignments.

What is your favourite way to pass time on road trips? Listening to music or sleeping.

Name: Morgan Kelly

Position: Defense

Height: 5’5”

Eligibility: 5th Year

Jersey Number: 3

If you didn’t play hockey, what would you do? If I didn’t play hockey, I would probably still be in school but would be doing a lot of traveling around the world during breaks and the summers!

Cats, dogs, or another animal? Dogs, obviously!

What is your biggest hockey accomplishment to date? My biggest hockey accomplishment would have to be winning gold at USPORTS nationals but also finding my life long best friends through this sport.

What is your favourite chocolate bar? Tie breaker between Oh Henry and Wonderbar.

What is your favourite class? Criminology.

What is your favourite way to pass time on road trips? Music and/or a good movie.

Name: Taylor Kezama

Position: Defense

Height: 5’7”

Eligibility: 2nd Year

Jersey Number: 4

If you didn’t play hockey, what would you do? I would play lacrosse.

Cats, dogs, or another animal? Dogs.

What is your biggest hockey accomplishment to date? Winning nationals.

What is your favourite chocolate bar? Oh Henry

What is your favourite class? Whatever one I get the best mark in.

What is your favourite way to pass time on road trips? Jammin to tunes.

Name: Cayle Dillon

Position: Defense

Height: 5’5”

Eligibility: 3nd Year

Jersey Number: 5

If you didn’t play hockey, what would you do? I would play volleyball.

Cats, dogs, or another animal? Dogs.

What is your biggest hockey accomplishment to date? 2017 National Champions

What is your favourite chocolate bar? Cookies N’ Cream

What is your favourite class? I don’t have a favourite class.

What is your favourite way to pass time on road trips? I like to watch movies.

Name: Ashley Morin

Position: Forward

Height: 5’7”

Eligibility: 5th Year

Jersey Number: 6

If you didn’t play hockey, what would you do? Snowboard in the winter, hang out with friends

Cats, dogs, or another animal? Dogs.

What is your biggest hockey accomplishment to date? Winning USPORTS Nationals last year

What is your favourite chocolate bar? Oh Henry

What is your favourite class? Criminology

What is your favourite way to pass time on road trips? Chat with teammates, watch movies, listens to music and sleep.

Name: Deanna Morin

Position: Forward

Height: 5’7”

Eligibility: 5th Year

Jersey Number: 7

If you didn’t play hockey, what would you do? Go snowboarding, see family and friends more

Cats, dogs, or another animal? Dogs.

What is your biggest hockey accomplishment to date? Winning U Sports National Championship 2016/2017

What is your favourite chocolate bar? Hersey’s Cookies and Cream

What is your favourite class? Criminology

What is your favourite way to pass time on road trips? Chat with teammates, watch movies, listens to music and sleep.

Name: Lindsay Weech

Position: Defense

Height: 5’8”

Eligibility: 2nd Year

Jersey Number: 8

If you didn’t play hockey, what would you do? If I didn’t play hockey I would have a lot more free time! With all that free time who knows what I could accomplish! Maybe I would of been the Prime Minister of Canada already, maybe I would be living on my mom’s couch. But one things for sure, I definitely would we watching a lot more Netflix.

Cats, dogs, or another animal? I’m definitely more of a dog person, but my favourite animal would be a giraffe but I also really love elephants and ducks.

What is your biggest hockey accomplishment to date? Biggest hockey accomplishment would be winning nationals last year! Definitely a huge accomplishment.

What is your favourite chocolate bar? My favourite chocolate bar would be Hershey’s cookies and cream or just any milk chocolate bar really. I have a big sweet tooth so if anyone wants to bring me one that would be awesome ;)

What is your favourite class? Well my favourite class that I took was Greek Mythology, but right now my classes and I have a love hate relationship and we are going through a rough patch right now so I’ll update you at the end of the semester if the relationship turns around for me.

What is your favourite way to pass time on road trips? On road trips I sleep, it doesn’t matter if I am tired or not I just pass out. Something about the movement on the bus soothes me so you will catch me snoozing on the bus.

Name: Autumn MacDougall

Position: Forward

Height: 5’1”

Eligibility: 3rd Year

Jersey Number: 9

If you didn’t play hockey, what would you do? Play soccer

Cats, dogs, or another animal? Monkeys

What is your biggest hockey accomplishment to date? Winning Nationals last year

What is your favourite chocolate bar? Mars Bar

What is your favourite class? If hockey was a class I’d choose hockey.

What is your favourite way to pass time on road trips? Have a jam session with all the gals.

Name: Jacalyn Normandeau

Position: Defense

Height: 5’11”

Eligibility: 5th Year

Jersey Number: 10

If you didn’t play hockey, what would you do? I would work in the mountains studying elk.

Cats, dogs, or another animal? I like all animals, even spiders.

What is your biggest hockey accomplishment to date? Winning the Ontario University Athletics Championship with the Wilfrid Laurier Goldenhawks.

What is your favourite chocolate bar? Caramilk

What is your favourite class? Biostatistics.

What is your favourite way to pass time on road trips? I usually have to study but I like listening to music and looking out the window or else playing heads up with the team.

Name: Amy Boucher

Position: Forward

Height: 5’6”

Eligibility: 4th Year

Jersey Number: 13

If you didn’t play hockey, what would you do? If I didn’t play hockey I would still be in school but I would have a lot more free time

Cats, dogs, or another animal? Dogs.

What is your biggest hockey accomplishment to date? Winning Nationals last year

What is your favourite chocolate bar? Twix

What is your favourite class? Introduction to Greek History.

What is your favourite way to pass time on road trips? Watching movies

A huge thank you to the Pandas Hockey Program for their willingness to participate.

The Pandas will be in action at Clare Drake Arena on Friday night as they face off against the University of Manitoba Bisons.