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January 2018 Issue #62

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Gabrielle Davidson Adams is Harvard University Bound

Stoney or Detroit tournament – Giles Lascelle scheduled a phone call. hen Gabrielle Davidson After the phone call they told me Adams laced her first pair they’d like me to come visit Harvard. of skates at the age of 6 she never I met all three coaches. I also got dreamed that it would take her from to watch them practise and play. I Cornwall, Ontario to Cambridge, walked around the campus, and I Massachusetts. really liked it,” Gabrielle Davidson However, by the time she joined Adams recollected. the Ontario Hockey Academy (OHA) At just 15 years old, Gabrielle two years ago in Grade 8, she knew Davidson Adams is one of the top she wanted to play University level hockey players at OHA, and she is hockey. also an honour roll student with a 4.0 Now, as a Grade 10 student in GPA. her third year at OHA, her dream Born and raised in Cornwall, is becoming a reality. Gabrielle hockey has been a passion for Davidson Adams is Harvard Gabrielle Davidson Adams since University bound and partnering with she was just 6 years old. In Grade them through the application process. 1, Gabrielle started figure skating. “I remember it was after the However, when she saw a hockey game being played right after a figure skating session one day, she knew that’s what she wanted to do instead. Brought to you by Flowers Cornwall “I started to figure skate at the age of 6, that’s how I learned how to skate. After one of my figuring skating sessions, there was a hockey game being played on the ice, and I said that’s what I want to do. So I joined the Cornwall Typhoons,” Hometown: Cornwall Gabrielle Davidson Adams recalled. School: St. Joe’s In Grade 8 she made the transition Grade: 12 to the Ontario Hockey Academy with Age: 17 the goal of playing Div I hockey after Alexis Pataky is the MVP of the month for high school. January. This senior student and veteran rugby “I felt like I needed to play a higher player is valued by her coaches and team mates level of hockey, but still be close to home. My goal coming to OHA was for her leadership qualities and her dedication to her team and her sport. to play Division I. I always had big Alexis is preparing for college next year and is doing well in her classes, dreams to play hockey. I love the another thing that her coaches appreciate about her. Besides being a four life here at OHA, being surrounded year veteran of high school rugby and a two year veteran with the Cornwall by my best friends, having fun, and Claymores, Alexis never misses a practice and is active in both extra training playing hockey with them. I like that activities, fundraising, and team management. the teachers are there to help you too, and they’re always there to guide you,” Gabrielle Davidson Adams replied. Gabrielle Davidson Adams, who INC. wears number 20, and plays forward since/depuis 1994 centre got the promotion to play at the intermediate level, despite 1325 Pitt Street, Cornwall her young age. She has taken on a leadership role, and wears the “A” 1-888-852-2492 • 613-933-9439 Chantal Robert Martin Martin on her maroon jersey, as an assistant By Jason Setnyk


MVP of the Month Alexis Pataky

“pride in every petal”

Photo Credit: Jason Setnyk captain for the Girls Junior team. “My hockey has been good. It’s been challenging at the intermediate level, but I’ve been able to adapt and keep up,” Gabrielle Davidson Adams said with modesty. Gabrielle is second in points playing with the Ontario Hockey Academy Girls Junior team. She has 10 goals and 6 assists in just 12 games. She was also honoured as the Eastern Women’s Hockey Conference Rookie of the Month for October. Also, in 2016, Gabrielle Davidson Adams played at the Ontario Summer Games, and this past summer she participated in the Team Ontario Identification Camp for players under 16. She hopes to be invited this coming summer to the U18 Ontario tryouts. “I did really well. I felt it was a good experience being exposed and preparing me for the U18. It was nice being around coaches who have been around this high level of hockey and have been successful in hockey. It’s pretty awesome to have them as mentors,” Gabrielle Davidson Adams disclosed. Gabrielle Davidson Adams has also received a lot of mentorship at Continued on page 11

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