Lacquette returns as Second Assist hockey program ambassador

By Sam Laskaris, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Brigette Lacquette worked her way up through the hockey ranks to earn a milestone. Lacquette, a member of Cote First Nation in Saskatchewan, became the first First Nations player to suit up for the Canadian national women’s hockey team. Lacquette, who is now 30 and lives in Calgary, was a member of the Canadian squad that captured a silver medal at the PyeongChang Olympics staged in South Korea in 2018. “I have personally experienced the challenges that kids from diverse backgrounds facewhen trying to access sports programs,’’ Lacquette said. That’s why she jumped at the opportunity last year when asked to become an ambassador for a diversity, equity and inclusion hockey program operated by Kruger Products. The program has two components. For starters,…

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