Meet the Huskies women’s hockey 2017-18 recruiting class

By in Sports & Health

The Huskies brought in seven players to join their program for this season, as they get set to begin their Canada West campaign at home on Oct. 6 against the Regina Cougars.

Chloe Smith

First-year education
Forward
Swift Current, Sask.

Why did you choose to become a Huskie?
“I chose to become a Huskie, because they have a great program, both for school and hockey. Saskatoon just felt like the perfect fit for me.”

Who has played the biggest role in getting you to where you are today in your hockey career?
“My parents have always supported me and have spent countless hours driving me from rink to rink all across Canada throughout my childhood years. My hockey career wouldn’t exist without them.”

First thing you would buy if you won the lottery:
A lakefront cabin in B.C. and a surf boat.

 

 

 

 

 

Teagan Borbandy

Third-year biochemistry
Defence
Langdon, Alta.

Why did you choose to become a Huskie?
“They’re an awesome organization — they have a great reputation around the league and a really good coaching staff.”

What do you believe is the biggest thing hockey has given you?
“Friendship and life attributes. It’s given me a team and a family.”

What’s one word to describe your play on the ice?
“Tenacious.”

Crosby or McDavid:
McDavid, for sure

Favourite TV show:
Friends.

 

 

 

 

 

Ava Thiessen

First-year arts and science undeclared
Defence
De Winton, Alta.

What can you bring to the Huskies?
“I’m a hard worker, and I try my best every time I step onto the ice.”

Why did you choose to become a Huskie?
“When I got a tour here, I really liked the school. I think the coaches are great. They’ve got a strong program here.”

Who got you to where you are today in your hockey career?
“My dad. He’s the one that started me in hockey and bought me pink gloves, so I’d actually play.”

Fun facts:
My dad was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins [and] I speak three languages.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Madison Colbow

First-year kinesiology
Defence
Estevan, Sask.

What do you believe you can bring to the Huskies?
“An outgoing spirit and my knowledge of hockey. I believe I have a good shot, not sure if anyone else thinks that, but that’s what I like to think.”

Who has played the biggest role in getting you to where you are today in your hockey career?
“My dad. He always told me how to improve my game, and as much as he was a pain in the butt, he really helped me get to where I am.”

Fun fact
I’m a twin.

Biggest fear:
Failure on the ice.

Favourite NHL team:
Montreal Canadiens.

 

 

 

Chelsea Broadhead

First-year education
Forward
Keg River, Alta.

What do you believe you can bring to the Huskies?
“It’s my fourth year of eligibility, so I think I will bring a lot of experience.”

Why did you choose to become a Huskie?
“They play with a lot of speed and a lot of heart. I have some Saskatchewan roots, so it’s kind of like coming home.”

Who got you to where you are today in your hockey career?
“My parents. I’ve played for three different universities already, and they’ve supported me throughout my whole career.”

Favourite sport other than hockey:
Fastball

Favourite NHL team:
Calgary Flames.

 

 

 

Chloe Marshall

Second-year biology
Goalie
Neilburg, Sask.

What do you think is the most important thing hockey has given you?
“I would say the lifelong friendships and the mindset to always give your best in everything you do and good things will come.”

How did you get roped into becoming a goalie?
“When I was little, the team didn’t have a goalie, so one day my coach told me to strap on the pads… I loved every minute of it, and since then I’ve never [taken] them off.”

Dream Job:
Plastic surgeon.

Favourite sport other than hockey:
La-Crosse.

 

 

 

 

Abby Shirley

First-year arts and science undeclared
Forward
Delisle, Sask.

Why did you choose to become a Huskie?
“I’m from just outside of the city, and I’m a pretty home-based girl. I can stay close to my family, and the University of Saskatchewan is a really good school.”

Who got you to where you are today in your hockey career?
“My family. I always wanted to be better than my brothers, even though I never was.”

Your brother is on the Huskies men’s hockey team. Which Shirley will score more goals this season?
“Definitely not me.”

Biggest pet peeve:
When my socks get wet.

 

 

 

 

Matthew Johnson

Photos: Josh Schaefer / getmyphoto.ca