Last year, the T-birds women’s hockey team just won one game in the entire season. This year, they’ve won 23 and counting. They’re heading to the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) in Toronto. They hired a new coach in the off season, and they got a new goalie, an old goalie. Head Coach Graham Thomas is 32 and goalie Danielle Dube is 36. Besides family, hockey, taking a full course load online, Dube is also a fulltime firefighter, a career she started after winning four world titles with the Canadian National Team in the 90s. “I came to the team expecting to do some goalie coaching. The offer was there for me to throw on my gear for camp, and I thought oh well I’ll take it on. I haven’t been on the ice in a while, why not,” says Dube.
UBC now tries to write the perfect ending to their Cinderella season as they play their opening game in the CIS National Championships in Toronto on Friday.