ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT -London Devilettes welcome home two of their Graduates, News (London Devilettes)

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Feb 11, 2019 | Admin | 1546 views
ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT -London Devilettes welcome home two of their Graduates
Tomorrow one of the fiercest rivalries in all of sports will fill the Bud Gardens in the sold-out Rivalry series between the Canadian and US National Women's Hockey Teams.

On the eve of the biggest female hockey event ever held in London, the London Devilettes Girls Hockey Association is celebrating one of its proudest moments as an organization, as two former Devilettes, Katelyn Gosling and Brittany Howard return as players for Team Canada. 


With over 1,000 seats in the sold-out venue purchased by players and families within the Devilettes organization, Devilettes will cheer loudest at the return of two of their program graduates, as Katelyn Gosling and Brittany Howard take on an equally matched US team.

It was just a few months ago that Katelyn Gosling was the first London Devilette in recent history to make the main Team Canada roster.  To the 25 year-old Gosling, thinking about the opportunity to play in front of her hometown and her home organization is surreal.  “It is always an honor wearing the Canadian jersey and representing our country, but truly it’s really special to be playing in the place I learned to play hockey.”

The Same thing goes for former London Devilette, and St. Thomas native Brittany Howard. For Brittany, however, this is an extra special day as it will be her first time on the roster for Team Canada.   “This will be my first opportunity wearing a maple leaf on my chest and being back in my old stomping grounds. Playing in London is a dream come true”.  After the London Devilettes program, Brittany played 5 years at Robert Morris University twice being named the CHA player of the year. Currently Brittany plays in the CWHL with the Toronto Fury, with some of the best talent in the world. To Brittany, “being able to skate with Olympian’s Renata Fast, Sarah Nurse and Natalie Spooner make (her) a better player every day”. 

Gosling also plays in the CWHL with the Calgary Inferno while balancing two jobs and fitting in conditioning workouts.   Time management is key to the former Devilette and Western Mustang stand out.  Although managing a rigorous schedule, Katelyn encourages current players to make the best of sport. “My advice is to have fun, enjoy playing the game, and be a good teammate.”   For both ladies some of their best friends are those that played alongside them with the Devilettes and the memories they hold of playing in London are cherished every-day.

To London Devilettes Executive and spokesperson Steve Milne this is a special event.  “Our organization is very proud of the efforts, and the accomplishments that Katelyn and Brittany have achieved.  To continue to see the barriers of women’s international and professional hockey be removed, it provides inspiration to our female athletes.  Even better, to have our current players see two graduates that came from our own organization and from the same arenas we currently play at, playing for team Canada in a sold-out venue, it makes their dreams become a reality. We can’t thank Brit and Goose enough for being ambassadors of our brand and providing inspiration to our players”. 


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Sponsors
Canadian Tire
Canadian Tire London Group is proud to be a London Devilettes sponsor. Devilette families please come and see us at our 4 London locations for all of your shopping needs. We are located at: London North: 1875 Hyde Park Road London South: 1125 Wellington Road London West: 3100 Wonderland Rd South London East: 1975 Dundas Street East
McDonald's
McDonald's Canada is a proud uniform sponsor for our AtoMc program. With multiple locations throughout the province, you can find a McDonald's near your home or arena. Through the AtoMc program, McDonald's also hosts many special events for our Atom house league members.
CCM
CCM Hockey is proud to be the exclusive on ice equipment and off ice training wear and clothing partner for the London Devilettes. Come into Source for Sports Teamworks and Main Store to purchase your exclusive London Devilettes products.
London's Source for Sports
London's Source for Sports is proud to be the Official Equipment and Clothing Partner of the London Devilettes At Source for Sports We've played the game; we know our stuff! Don't forget to show your Devilettes Partner Discount Card when buying your NEW gear! Located at 406 Wharncliffe Rd. South in London, ON
Tim Hortons Timbits Hockey Program-THE FIRST GOAL IS HAVING FUN.:
The Timbits Hockey and Minor Sports Program is a community-oriented sponsorship program that provides opportunities for kids aged four to nine to play house league sports. The philosophy of the program is not based on winning or losing, but on learning a new sport, making new friends, and just being a kid. Tim Hortons currently supports more than 300,000 children on teams in hockey, soccer, ringette, lacrosse, softball and baseball leagues in Canada and the United States. Our sponsorship includes jerseys, participation medals and a Timbits player gift for each player. Adding to the fun, Timbits teams are often invited to attend Canadian Hockey League (CHL), National Hockey League (NHL) and Major League Soccer (MLS) games to catch the action and showcase their skills between periods.
Camera Canada/Forest City Image Centre
Camera Canada Sports Photography is the official photographer of the London Devilettes The Camera Canada /Forest City Image Centre Philosophy is Simple: Provide customers with a one-stop shopping experience for photographic and digital hardware and services. We can sell you a great camera and make a life-size print from it! There is NO other place like Forest City Image Centre in the Canadian market … we are truly unique Two Locations: 217 Dundas Street (at Clarence St.) London, Ontario, Canada N6A 1H1 (519) 661-0325 301 Oxford Street West London, Ontario, Canada, N6H 1S6 (519) 438-0311