The great sport of hockey has brought us all much joy and opportunity. On Thanksgiving week, we asked some of our captains: What about hockey are you thankful for?
Erin Deters, Sr., G, Bemidji State
"I am thankful for the opportunities hockey has blessed me with, the teammates I get to share the journey with, and the memories that will last a lifetime."
Cara Piazza, Sr., F, Minnesota
"I am thankful for the friendships and memories!"
Sydney Brodt, So., F, Minnesota Duluth
"I'm thankful for all of the amazing people hockey has introduced me to throughout my life. I've met all of my best friends while playing hockey."
Hannah Davidson, Sr., F, Minnesota State
"I am thankful for the memories made with teammates past and present, on and off the ice. Playing hockey in the WCHA has given me opportunities to travel America and meet amazing people in the community."
Anna Keys, Sr., D, Minnesota State
"I am thankful for the friendships I have been able to make from being on the hockey team, as well as the experiences I have been able to be a part of that hockey has given me."
Julianna Iafallo, Sr., F, and Lauren Spring, Sr., F, Ohio State
"It was easy for the two of us to agree that we are most thankful for the friendships hockey has presented us with. Over our four years at The Ohio State University we have created these bonds with teammates that will be upheld for the rest of our lives. It's so special to be able to think of your teammates as a second family, and we are truly thankful for them."
Emma Turbyville, Sr., D, St. Cloud State
"I am thankful for the opportunities hockey has given me to be able to further my athletic career while working towards a degree. I am also grateful to be a part of such a close community that personifies teamwork every day."
Claudia Kepler, Sr., F, Wisconsin
"I'm thankful for the opportunity to spend every day with my teammates and with the coaches and being able to have fun with them. I'm also thankful that I get to learn something new every day. Finally, I'm thankful for everything the University of Wisconsin provides for student-athletes."