Chicago Wolves_Hockey for HerAll my fellow women hockey players please stand up! Whether you’re 10, 20, 30 or 40 years old, I highly encourage any woman to give playing hockey a try. By try, I mean at least 10 ice times to get a real feel for the game. Why not also get behind-the-mask experiences from the pros to see what a day in the life is really like?

On December 11th, the Chicago Wolves hosted their 6th annual Hockey for Her fundraiser giving women a behind-the-scenes peek at hockey life at the Triphahn Community Center and Ice Arena in Hoffman Estates. All proceeds benefitted Chicago Wolves Charities.

The Wolves players and coaches shared their knowledge on all points of the game from off-ice preparation to the best way to get all those goalie pads on. The event featured appearances by goaltenders Eddie Lack and Matt Climie, right wings Andrew Gordon and Zack Kassian, centre Steve Pinizotto and defenceman Kevin Connauton.

Click here for photos from the event.

She was hooked after the first shot off her aluminum Gretzky hockey stick at 13 years old. Growing up playing competitive hockey in Vancouver, British Columbia has inspired her to coach in addition to playing. She is currently the Vice President and Assistant Coach of her alma mater Simon Fraser University for the women's ice hockey club. Upon graduating with a BBA, she has found a way combine her love of sports, mainly hockey, with her career. She has worked with the BC Lions and still works for the Canucks for Kids Fund on game days coordinating one the best 50/50 programs in the NHL. In a nutshell - Ovechkin over Crosby, Vancouver Canucks are my #1, New York Rangers are my #2...and she bakes cakes (the Cake Boss type).

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