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From Boston to Winnipeg to reality TV, hockey has taken Thompson goalie places she never predicted – Thompson Citizen

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 2020103 Views

February 6, 2020

When Shayna Moore volunteered to be her team’s goaltender as a first-year novice player in Thompson, she couldn’t have imagined where the decision would lead her.

“No one wanted to be goalie,” Moore, 18, a Pimicikamak Cree Nation member, recalls. “We were all supposed to take turns but no one wanted to so one day I just volunteered and played every single game. I loved it.”

More than a decade later, that decision has taken her to Winnipeg and Boston and to a couple appearances at the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC), including a gold medal.

It was tough at times as a younger player, being the only girl on boys’ teams, and Moore said there were times when she thought about quitting.

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