In this 89th Women’s Hockey Podcast presented by IGA, Isabelle welcomes professional ice hockey player from Quebec: Élizabeth Giguère.
The first Quebecer drafted into the PWHL on September 18th is now part of history as he has signed with the New York team. While Elizabeth always knew she wanted to make a living from hockey, the opportunities were not what we know today. Although there was high-level ice hockey for the women, the conditions were anything but professional.
She is originally from Quebec and comes from a hockey family. She had to convince her parents to let her pursue her passion, ice hockey. Even at a young age she had this determination that still characterizes her today. The Quebecer, who has had an extraordinary career, teaches us that if you love something, anything is possible.
The hockey player, who grew up with boys, found great success when she joined the women’s teams. In fact, she represented Quebec and Canada several times throughout her career. And what can we say about his university career, which is full of victories? In 2020, she won the Patty Kazmaier Trophy, awarded each year to the top player in the U.S. College Hockey Championship, while playing for Clarkson University.
In this podcast, Élizabeth tells her story, her pitfalls and her successes. She takes a look at the world of ice hockey by expressing her admiration for personalities such as Marie-Philip Poulin and Caroline Ouellette, but also for her mother, who has always been there for her. She gives us valuable advice for young ice hockey players and emphasizes the importance of believing in yourself and finding the positive in every situation.
Smiles, lightness and emotions are present in this important episode to discover this authentic player who will surely make us live great hockey moments next January.
Procedure and questions asked to Élizabeth Giguère during this interview
We talk about hockey (2:24)
A look back at specific moments related to hockey and sports
- How did ice hockey come into your life?
- You also played football. When and why did you choose hockey?
- What would you like to change career-wise?
- Do you have any tips or advice for combating imposter syndrome?
- What is your childhood recipe?
- What is your biggest dream?
- What is your wallpaper?
- You can put together your dream trio, who would you like to play with?
- If you gave your hive a name, what would it be?
Barrage (12:40) This segment is a presentation from M2 Assurance
This or that question
- Chocolate or vanilla?
- Invest or save?
- Boat or motorcycle?
- Fast or precise?
- Hoodie or crew neck?
- Salt and pepper chicken wings, BBQ or 911?
- Scandinavians or Canadians?
SPACE FOR WOMEN (14:29)
Let’s address the issues and status of women in sport.
- Who is the woman who shaped your journey and who made the difference?
- What would you like to change about the hockey system to help young girls in hockey?
- Is there a difference between being trained by a man or a woman?
- Have you faced difficult situations in your sporting career because you are a woman in ice hockey?
The pass on the paddle (18:25) Hockey is a passing game. Most goals are achieved with an assist.
- What moment, person or organization changed your career or life?
- I’m giving you the opportunity to give the palette to an organization. Which would that be?
Echoes from the Locker Room (10:00 p.m.) This segment is a presentation by La Cage
Just like a good meal with friends, locker rooms are also places where many anecdotes take place.
- Tell us an untold story from your career.
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