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Meet the 2019-2020 Pandas Hockey Team

As many long standing viewers of Copper and Blue will know, I have had the honour for the last several years of being a small part of introducing the members of my favourite Edmonton hockey team – the University of Alberta Pandas.

The Pandas remain, year after year, an elite program in the area of U Sports women’s hockey. With all the recent publicity surrounding the women’s game and viable leagues for women’s hockey players, it is an excellent time to once again introduce several members of the 2019-2020 Pandas hockey team.

Let’s get started!

Name: Lindsay Weech

Position: Defense

Height: 5’8”

Eligibility: 4th Year

Jersey Number: 8

Who is your favorite athlete?

I don’t really have a favorite athlete honestly. If I had to pick one, growing up it was always my brother because he was constantly challenging and pushed me to be better.

What is your favorite thing to do to on road trips?

My favorite things to do on road trips is to tour the cities that we travel to. (Mostly just walking from the hotel to Starbucks and back is all I have time to do.)

What is your ideal vacation location?

This question makes me laugh because my whole life has revolved around hockey. Because of that I have never actually been to a city and not played hockey.... so I have never really been on a vacation.

If you could have lunch with anyone, who would it be?

Connor Saelaway from The Bachelorette. He is single so I would only need one date for him to fall in love with me and live happily ever after.

What is your favorite snack food?

I could always, no matter what time of day it is, eat candy!

If you were stuck on a desert island, which teammate would you want with you?

I already spend every spare minute of my life with these gals!! If I get stuck on a desert island, I wouldn’t take none of y’all! That’s my own personal tropical vacation away!! Still love every one of them tho <3

Name: Autumn MacDougall

Position: Forward

Height: 5’1”

Eligibility: 5th Year

Jersey Number: 9

Who is your favorite athlete?

Mitch Marner

What is your favorite thing to do to on road trips?

Playing games on the bus.

What is your ideal vacation location?

Australia

If you could have lunch with anyone, who would it be?

Justin Bieber or Mitch Marner

What is your favorite snack food?

Baked BBQ Chips

If you were stuck on a desert island, which teammate would you want with you?

Chelsea because she is very comforting and will calm me down!!

Name: Kiara Machry

Position: Defense

Height: 5’3”

Eligibility: 2nd Year

Jersey Number: 15

Who is your favorite athlete?

I think Mark McMorris is pretty cool.

What is your favorite thing to do to on road trips?

My favorite thing to do on road trips is watching movies.

What is your ideal vacation location?

My ideal location is any island of Hawaii

If you could have lunch with anyone, who would it be?

I would like to eat lunch with Bethany Hamilton.

What is your favorite snack food?

I love gold fish.

If you were stuck on a desert island, which teammate would you want with you?

Alex Poznikoff, I feel like shed be a pretty good adventure pal and do some surfing.

Name: Brooklyn Tews

Position: Defense

Height: 5’8”

Eligibility: 1st Year

Jersey Number: 17

Who is your favorite athlete?

Connor McDavid

What is your ideal vacation location?

Somewhere on a beach!

If you could have lunch with anyone, who would it be?

The Queen

What is your favorite snack food?

Apples and peanut butter

Name: Regan Wright

Position: Forward

Height: 5’8”

Eligibility: 5th Year

Jersey Number: 19

Who is your favorite athlete?

Jonathan Toews

What is your favorite thing to do to on road trips?

I like to play a game where I try to study and then end up just talking to people.

What is your ideal vacation location?

My ideal vacation location is Lucca, Italy.

If you could have lunch with anyone, who would it be?

I would have lunch with Bruce Springsteen.

What is your favorite snack food?

My favorite snack food is fruit.

If you were stuck on a desert island, which teammate would you want with you?

Gans because she has serious hunting skills.

Name: Tianna Yarmeko

Position: Defense

Height: 5’7”

Eligibility: 1st Year

Jersey Number: 22

Who is your favorite athlete?

Connor McDavid

What is your favorite thing to do to on road trips?

Visit with the girls

What is your ideal vacation location?

Anywhere on a beach

If you could have lunch with anyone, who would it be?

Stephanie Fischer

What is your favorite snack food?

Apples or bananas

If you were stuck on a desert island, which teammate would you want with you?

Dani, she would make sure I don’t eat the poisonous berries

Name: Sydney McCluskey

Position: Goalie

Height: 5’7”

Eligibility: 2nd Year

Jersey Number: 50

Who is your favorite athlete?

Bianca Andreescu

What is your favorite thing to do to on road trips?

Listen to full music albums

What is your ideal vacation location?

Havana, Cuba.

If you could have lunch with anyone, who would it be?

Thomas Starzl

What is your favorite snack food?

Apples with peanut butter

If you were stuck on a desert island, which teammate would you want with you?

All of them.

Name: Danielle Hardy

Position: Forward

Height: 6’0”

Eligibility: 5th Year

Jersey Number: 73

Who is your favorite athlete?

Jonathan Toews

What is your favorite thing to do to on road trips?

Walking to get coffee with the gals

What is your ideal vacation location?

Greece

If you could have lunch with anyone, who would it be?

Rachel Hollis

If you were stuck on a desert island, which teammate would you want with you?

Kennedy Ganser

So, this is the first set of the Pandas player introductions. The Pandas, currently in second place in the Canada West standings, are looking for a strong finish to the season. Regular season Canada West games finish the weekend of January 25th.