Shailynn’s future is bright
Female hockey phenom on the cusp of something special
Bay Arena minor hockey has a history of producing top-notch female hockey players.
From Ashlee Drover and Morgan Hanrahan to Peggy Wakeham, the Rovers female program has sent players to the collegiate ranks. Drover and Hanrahan both played at Brown University, while Wakeham displayed her skills for the University of Vermont.
Presently, Natalie Keeping is on the verge of turning a successful minor hockey career into a possible Atlantic University Sport showing.
But, the next name on that list could be the best of the bunch. Meet Shailynn Snow. She is a 12-year-old dynamo from Clarke’s Beach and to those in the know, she needs no introduction.
When not dominating the under12 girls division, Snow is doing the same in male hockey.
Just last year, she tallied more than a dozen goals in four games during a provincial girls’ tournament. More recently, she notched 13 goals in the peewee AAA provincial tournament last month in St. John’s. Snow is the only female player at that level.
When the Tri Pen peewee AAA team touches down in Fredericton, N.B., later today (March 25) there is a good possibility Snow will again be the only female player in the maledominated tournament. But, that’s nothing new for Snow. “I like playing with (the boys),” Snow told The Compass in a recent interview.
She is the daughter of Connie Mugford and the granddaughter of Ernie Mugford.
Twelve-year-old hockey standout Shailynn Snow of Clarke’s Beach is on the cusp of something special.