Newbridge Academy’s U14 Female Hockey – Hayden Lilly and Bella House
Newbridge Academy’s U14 female hockey team is excited to begin revealing players that have been added to the roster for 2018-2019. First up for this team is the addition of Hayden Lilly and Bella House.
Forward Hayden Lilly is from Halifax, Nova Scotia and will be entering Grade 8 for her first year attending Newbridge Academy. Hayden has set her goal to always play at the highest level that she can and wants to eventually play for Team Canada. Her biggest achievement so far in her hockey career was playing for the 2017 Peewee Provincial Championship Team.
“Hayden is a well rounded athlete who brings a strong work ethic to our program. She is a competitor and from coaching against her last year, she was someone that was hard to play against which is a great compliment. Her focus and athleticism will bode well for her as she develops through our Girls program,” said U14 Coach Keifer House.
Bella House has attended Newbridge Academy for the last six years and will be in grade 8 this year. She is most excited to be playing with girls that are dedicated to their sport as the girls that decide to come and play for Newbridge Academy do not take that decision lightly. She is coming off a really exciting season that saw her make the All-star team and won multiple team awards. She hopes to captain an Olympic team for Canada one day and also wants to play hockey while attending university.
John Ferguson, one of Bella’s coaches last season had only positive things to say about her. “Bella is a highly skilled player that consistently plays with a high level of compete and displays a passion for her sport. As a player, she possesses excellent position and situational awareness. This past year, Bella demonstrated great leadership skills through her actions on and off the ice. The best example of this was shown through Bella’s strong work ethic and focus during practice, games or other team activities. I really enjoyed coaching Bella this past season, she always showed interest and respect to any observations and suggestions that were discussed about her play.”
Quick Q&A with Hayden
Favourite Subject: Math
Favourite Hockey player: Natalie Spooner
Favourite pre-game meal: Pasta and chicken salad
Favourite off-season activities: Soccer, track and paddling
Quick Q&A with Bella
Favourite Subject: English
Favourite Hockey player: Mary-Phillipe Poulin and Sidney Crosby
Favourite pre-game meal: Pasta
Favourite off-season activity: Soccer
Welcome Hayden and Bella!