Kanadensiska Jillian Moffatt till damlaget

16 april 2021 13:58
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Säsongens första nyförvärv för damlaget är den Kanadensiska målvakten Jillian Moffatt.


Målvakten Jillian Moffatt 23 år är klar för spel i vårat damlag till den kommande säsongen. Jillian har Owen Sound MHA som moderklubb och är född i Kanada. Moffatt kom till Sverige för att spel med Björklöven den gångna säsongen men på grund av pandemin hann hon bara vakta deras mål i två matcher. Innan dess spelade hon college hockey för Lebanon Valley College där hon var väldigt omtyckt och fick ”The outstanding female athlete award 2020” på universitetet – dessutom bar hon kaptensbindeln sina två sista säsonger i universitetslaget. Jillian ansluter till laget i september.

-Jill Moffatt är en välmeriterad collegemålvakt med väldigt bra stats. Informationen från våra scouter har varit enormt positiv. Jill är förutom en driven målvakt även omtyckt av spelare och ”ledare.” Det är inte ofta målvakter är utsedda till kapten i laget men Jill Moffatt har varit under sina sista college år. Vi är övertygade över att hon kommer att tillföra massor till laget, säger Aleksandrs Semjonov.

Vi ställde några snabba frågor till Jillian Moffatt:

Can you in a few words tell us what kind of girl you are off the ice?
-Off the ice, my past teams would describe me as funny, focused, and creative. I love enjoying time with teammates and cracking jokes but I also know I have goals for myself and I am always working hard to achieve those. I am also very creative and I think that is a big part of my personality.

As a hockey goalie - what would you say is your strength out there on the ice?
-I feel my biggest strength is that I don't give up. No matter how bad a game gets I never give up on myself or my team. I play my heart out every practice and game.

You're in Canada right now. Do you have a team to practice with over the summer or do you have to handle it all on your own?
-I do not have a team that I practice with over the summer, especially with covid going on it makes it hard. However, I learned so much about training during my time playing college hockey that it has really helped me to be able to handle it on my own. I also go skate when I have the opportunity to!

Due to the pandemic, it was just a short time playing in Björklöven last season for you. But did you notice any differences between Canadian hockey and Swedish hockey?
-Something I noticed right away is how big the ice rink size is. The big ice rink really gives the players the ability to spread out more and make some really nice plays. I also noticed that the Swedish referees do not let you get away with anything!! In Canada, you are able to be much more aggressive and use your body. In Sweden, I noticed the refs do not let you get away with this and therefore I found that Swedish players have great puck handling skills.

Thank you and welcome to Almtuna Jillian. We look forward to have you here in Uppsala and Almtuna after the summer.

Profilsida med videoklipp på Jillian Moffatt

Video där Jillian Moffat presenteras som "The outstanding female athlete award" vinnare.