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Meet the Pandas: Part 2

A look at More of Edmonton’s Most Talented Hockey Players

The University of Alberta Pandas sit at the top of the women’s hockey hierarchy in Edmonton. A formidable program with a history of excellence, the Pandas continue to delight and amaze fans of women’s hockey each year.

Profiles of a few more of these gifted athletes are below.

https://www.ualberta.ca/athletics/teams/hockey-w/roster

Name: Kelsey Tangjerd

Position: Forward

Height: 5’6”

Eligibility: 3rd Year

Jersey Number: 2

What is your favourite sports team or athlete? My favourite sports team is the Pittsburgh Penguins.

If you have a nickname, what is it? My current nickname is Tango because most people don’t know how to pronounce my last name.

What’s your current favourite song? My current favourite song is More Than A Feeling by Boston.

Why did you choose the Pandas? I chose the Pandas because they have a great team culture and because the U of A is very strong academically.

What is your favourite summer sport? My favourite summer sport is soccer

What is your favourite type of book? My favourite books are ones with lots of pictures because it means there are less words that I have to read.

https://www.ualberta.ca/athletics/teams/hockey-w/roster

Name: Cayle Dillon

Position: Defense

Height: 5’5”

Eligibility: 4th Year

Jersey Number: 5

What is your favourite sports team or athlete? I really like the Edmonton Oilers.

If you have a nickname, what is it? I don’t really have one.

What’s your current favourite song? Anything country.

Why did you choose the Pandas? I chose the Pandas because as a kid, I would always come to the Panda games and I thought they were really cool.

What is your favourite summer sport? I really enjoy water sports in the summer.

What is your favourite type of book? I haven’t read a book recently but I used to read Nicholas Sparks.

https://www.ualberta.ca/athletics/teams/hockey-w/roster

Name: Amy Boucher

Position: Forward

Height: 5’6”

Eligibility: 5th Year

Jersey Number: 13

What is your favourite sports team or athlete? The Oilers

If you have a nickname, what is it? Everyone calls me Bouche.

What’s your current favourite song? Right now it’s Make It Sweet by Old Dominion.

What is your favourite summer sport? Anything on the lake.

What is your favourite type of book? I like crime fiction.

https://www.ualberta.ca/athletics/teams/hockey-w/roster

Name: Kiara Machry

Position: Defense

Height: 5’3”

Eligibility: 2nd Year

Jersey Number: 15

What is your favourite sports team or athlete? Toronto Maple Leafs.

If you have a nickname, what is it? Mac

What’s your current favourite song? West Coast by Imagine Dragons.

Why did you choose the Pandas? For the culture.

What is your favourite summer sport? Kiteboarding

What is your favourite type of book? Books I don’t need to read.

https://www.ualberta.ca/athletics/teams/hockey-w/roster

Name: Hannah Olenyk

Position: Forward

Height: 5’4”

Eligibility: 5th Year

Jersey Number: 18

What is your favourite sports team or athlete? Tim Tebow

If you have a nickname, what is it? Oly

What’s your current favourite song? We’re Going Home by Vance Joy

Why did you choose the Pandas? Ever since I was little I wanted to play for the Pandas. The culture and legacy behind the program is exceptional. Choosing to stay close to my family was also a factor for me and most my family also went to school at the University of Alberta.

What is your favourite summer sport? Hiking, biking, and boating.

What is your favourite type of book? I refuse to read books unless it’s school...

The Pandas return to action on the road in Manitoba next weekend as they face the team just below them in the Canada West standings. A clash between the top two teams in Canada West is always worth a look or two.