The Broncos are going to celebrate the game of women’s hockey Friday night when they host the Kindersley Klipppers.
Nokomis product Brooke Mutch, who won a bantam provincial championship in the Elgar Petersen Arena before going on to a five year career for the University of Saskatchewan Huskies is going to be the special guest.
She talks about how it all started for her.
“I have two older brothers who played so I was always at the rink watching them play and I bugged my parents to let me play as well. I started when I was five years old and played on any team that would take me.”
Mutch will drop the ceremonial face-off before reffing a girls game between the Bruno Flames and Lanigan Pirates during the second intermission.
She’s she is excited for the night and what it can do for the sport.
“This is a great thing that Hockey Canada is doing. It just gives the women’s game more exposure and for younger girls to learn what opportunities are out there for them. Hopefully it inspires some of the girls to try the game or encourage girls to keep playing the game because they know these opportunities are out there.”
That aspect clearly excites her, it will also be a special night as she heads back to the EPA.
“For a few years I played on three different teams, I was driving all over the province playing as much as I could, eventually I went to Saskatoon.”
In five years with the Huskies Mutch she played 117 games collecting three goals and 23 assists. She was a Huskie All-Academic from 2011-15. Mutch was named the top-defenseman at the 2010 Mac’s Tournament in Calgary as well during her AAA midget career.
The Huskies won the 2013-14 Canada West title during her tenure which she calls her favourite Husky moment.
Face-off is 7:30.