Thompson On The Pitch and Ice
May 5, 2021
Emmalie Thompson will compete for both the Cougars’ women’s soccer and hockey teams this fall.
Hailing from Sainte Rose du Lac, Manitoba, Emmalie Thompson is the only recruit to come from the U18 Yellowhead Chiefs AAA female hockey team in 2021. Curiosity struck the 5’1 wing player at a young age when Thompson saw a rink and asked her parents to play the game she now loves. During her time with the Chiefs Thompson was selected an assistant captain and received the most improved award for their 2019-20 season. She gives credit to her parents unwavering support for her successes.
Thompson attends Dauphin Regional Comprehensive Secondary School where she competed for the Clippers in soccer and track & field until COVID ended the seasons. In 2017 she was selected as MVP in a soccer tournament and won Rookie of the Year for track & field. Thompson is engaged in the school, volunteering her time in both the grade 9 French immersion social studies and math classes. Thompson has also been involved coaching and assisting with the Ste. Rose Recreation hockey program, Ste. Rose Royals Atom team and the Ste. Rose First Shift program.
“Everyone I spoke to about becoming a Cougar were really encouraging and kind, which made me feel like this was the team that I wanted to be a part of,” said Thompson. “I am coachable, hard working and able to work with whoever I am out with on a line. I am a player that can make the necessary plays for my team to score, which to me is the same as getting the goal myself.”
“Emmalie brings a hard work ethic and is a player that stands out on the ice when you’re watching,” says hockey’s head coach Tony Bertone. “She’s got a good ability to use of her edges to get pucks to the net or set up plays unselfishly for her teammates.”
Thompson will be attending the college’s Early Childhood Education program in the fall with her sights set on pursuing a career in education.