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First Nations hockey player preparing to represent Team Canada at Olympics



Tamara Pimentel
APTN News
From the small community of Mallard, Man., to representing her country and making history.

That’s what Brigette Lacquette is about to accomplish when she suits up for the Canadian women’s hockey team next month at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Once she steps on the ice she’ll be the first First Nations woman to play for Team Canada.

“It’s something very special and exciting for me. I’m humbled by it,” said Lacquette.

Besides being on the ice preparing for competition she’s also been helping those who will be cheering her on .

For months, she has been working with students from Eagle Lodge Family School.

“I’ve been doing video chats with them, sending them videos, sending them work to do. To finally get to see them and meet them and interact with them is pretty amazing,” she said earlier this week.

“To be that person for them and show them and encourage them. You can achieve anything you want. Just set your mind to it. It doesn’t matter where you come from.”

tpimentel@aptn.ca

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5 Responses to “First Nations hockey player preparing to represent Team Canada at Olympics”

  1. gcor@bmts.com'
    Gina C. January 22, 2018 at 2:28 am #

    Way to go Brigette! Will be cheering for you and Team Canada. Have a wonderful time!

  2. Allankokeese@knet.ca'
    Allan O'keese January 19, 2018 at 10:34 pm #

    Just shoot n try get that first goal n make history

  3. ron.escalade@sasktel.net'
    poncho January 19, 2018 at 5:48 pm #

    Let’s cheer her on. what a break through. you go girl. congrats to a very good player. Be proud, we are proud of you.

  4. brazeaumichelle@yahoo.ca'
    Michelle Brazeau January 19, 2018 at 5:48 pm #

    I grew up in my younger years in Mallard also. The Lacquette family were my neighbors and her grandpa was our bus driver. Very respected family in our community. I am so proud to see her go this far. She is right, You can achieve anything you want. It doesn’t matter where you are from. I am certain she will have a big influence in many countries as she rises to stardom! Big congrats to her and the rest of Team Canada…

  5. indian.girl.2fly@hotmail.com'
    Dixie January 19, 2018 at 1:39 am #

    Wow very proud