Emmy Fecteau, a bonafide hockey star and fourth year forward from St. Odilon, Que., has been chosen as one of eight U SPORTS athletes to be part of Hockey Canada’s Creating Coaches program.
Launched in 2021 through a partnership between Hockey Canada, U SPORTS and the Hockey Canada Foundation, Creating Coaches is aimed to provide mentorship and training to current U SPORTS student-athletes who are aspiring to get into coaching. Fecteau will be serving as an assistant coach with a U13, U15 or U18 girls hockey team for two season and receive coach education, professional development and an honorarium. Alexandra Boulanger, who finished up her career with Stingers women’s hockey at the end of the 2022-23 season, was also chosen to be part of the program two years ago.
“Creating Coaches is an important program to support and develop hockey’s next generation of leaders and we are grateful to the U SPORTS coaches who nominated this talented group,” said Marin Hickox, Hockey Canada’s vice-president of women and girls’ hockey.
“Girls who have been coached by a woman are more likely to transition into a coaching role at the end of their playing careers, and it is our intention that this program will positively influence the recruitment and retention of girls and women in leadership roles in the sport.”
Emmy Fecteau has proven to be one of the top U SPORTS women’s hockey players since arriving on campus at Concordia. Over her career she’s scored 25 goals, 39 assists for a total of 64 points over three seasons.
In 2023, Fecteau was named an academic All-Canadian, RSEQ 1st Team All-Star and 2nd team All-Canadian after her stellar 13 goals and 19 assist season, on route to another RSEQ championship and the U SPORTS silver medal. Emmy was also named Stingers Female Athlete of the Year.
Catch Emmy and the rest of women's hockey at the Theresa Humes tournament starting on Sept. 29 - 7 p.m. vs. Saint Mary’s.