(FREDERICTON, NB) The UNB Varsity Reds women’s hockey team is adding defensive depth after receiving a signed U SPORTS Letter of Intent from blue-liner Hannah Green, of Richmond, BC.
The 17-year-old will join the Varsity Reds when they return to Atlantic University Sport in the 2018-19 season.
“Having the opportunity to play university hockey has been a goal of mine for years,” said Green. “Now I get the chance to not only play, but be a part of a legacy.”
Green, a Grade 12 student at Richmond’s R.A. McMath Secondary School, is the captain of the Greater Vancouver Comets, of the BC Hockey Female Midget AAA League.
The Comets currently boast a 13-1 record. Green has recorded three goals and four assists in 14 games.
Last season, Green and the Comets captured the FMAAA title and were ESSO Cup regional finalists.
“With Hannah, we’re excited to bring more mobility and leadership to our back-end,” said Varsity Reds head coach Sarah Hilworth, a product of the BC FMAAA system herself. “Hannah has the ability to control the game from a defensive perspective with her skating and confident puck handling.”
Earlier this year, Green attended Team BC’s ‘Top 40’ training camp.
“Hannah is a mature young woman that will bring more leadership into our room,” said Hilworth. “We’ve been fortunate to bring in a number of current minor hockey captains, so I know Hannah will not only fit in, but help shape our culture going forward.”
Green plans on studying Kinesiology.