Olds College Sports Information
September 28, 2018
OLDS, Alta. - The Olds College Broncos women's hockey team will feature a strong, veteran leadership group.
Broncos head coach Chris Leeming has been impressed with the group's personalities and leadership capabilities.
"They have the courage to hold themselves and their teammates accountable," he said. "They possess unrivaled attitudes and work ethic, and most importantly they have fully committed to creating a culture that will bring our program success, both now and in the future."
Chenier, who will wear the 'C' for home games, is aware of the responsibilities she's inherited.
"Stepping in after Cass Holt is a big job, and I think Kali and I can both, together, come in and do that," the third-year Business Management student from Grande Prairie said.
"It feels great knowing I'm someone that can be looked to in the dressing room, on-ice and off the ice, and I'm just ready to step into that role."
Cummings, who will serve as captain for road games, is also appreciative of the opportunity.
"It's a big honour to be looked up to by the girls," the second-year Sports Management student out of Thompson, Man., said. "Knowing they already have that faith in me to lead them is a good feeling."
Cummings believes she's grown significantly as a leader over the last year.
"This year, I've already stepped out of my comfort zone a bit, as opposed to last year, where I was more shy and laid back," she said. "I was more of a silent leader by the way I played and worked, but this year, I plan to be more vocal."
For Chenier, this season is about continuing to push forward.
"We've always been getting better, so I'm expecting us to step it up from last year," she said. "First round of playoffs is good, but not good enough. We've got to keep going."
Leeming believes this year's leadership group provides a strong, balanced base to help the team move forward.
"Each of them bring a unique skill set to the table," he said. "I am excited to work with this group as we have developed strong interpersonal relationships that are based on mutual respect, trust and communication."
The Broncos will open their regular season at the Olds Sportsplex on Thursday, Oct. 11 against the Macewan University Griffins.