Emerance Maschmeyer, a 17-year-old goaltender from Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta is quite the inspiration.
Maschmeyer, who played for the Lloydminster Bobcats of the Alberta Junior Hockey League during the 2011-12 season, is only the second female to guard the crease in the prestigious men’s league. In her back-up role, she posted a 2-2-1 record with a 4.23 GAA and a .811 save percentage.
As a goaltender for the U18 Team Canada Women’s team, Maschmeyer won gold at the 2012 championships in the Czech Republic. Maschmeyer is following in the footsteps of Shannon Szabados, a former AJHL goaltender herself and an Olympic gold medalist.
Maschmeyer has committed to Harvard University for Fall 2012, and takes some valuable experience with her. It goes without saying that as a female, it takes a great amount of confidence and skill to play with and against a group of males.
Emerance Maschmeyer is one tough gal.