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Katie Cox hooked on hockey

Katie Cox is a veteran of the Port aux Basques minor hockey system, and also skates with the AAA bantam Western Warriors.
Katie Cox is a veteran of the Port aux Basques minor hockey system, and also skates with the AAA bantam Western Warriors.

Katie Cox has been lacing up her skates and playing hockey for six years, but she wasn't always a fan of the game.

"I wasn't really interested in the beginning," she said.
But she started watching games with her family, and was hooked.
Cox was on the ice with the Western Warriors for the provincial AAA bantam girls playdowns Feb. 26-28. The Warriors are one of three teams she plays for, including the local under-15 girls team and the bantam Blaze.
Cox said she started out as a forward, but later switched to defence.
"I like to hold the line," she said. She added she doesn't like the pressure that comes with being a forward and trying to score.
She said she was encouraged to switch to defence by Russell Hardy, a member of the now-defunct Junior Mariners.
Cox said Hardy was her favourite player with the Mariners.
"I was probably his biggest fan," she said.
Cox said Hardy once got her a hat with all the Mariners' signatures.
She hasn't given any thought to where hockey might lead her, but she said she wants to keep playing as long as she can.
bryan.tait@tc.tc

"I wasn't really interested in the beginning," she said.
But she started watching games with her family, and was hooked.
Cox was on the ice with the Western Warriors for the provincial AAA bantam girls playdowns Feb. 26-28. The Warriors are one of three teams she plays for, including the local under-15 girls team and the bantam Blaze.
Cox said she started out as a forward, but later switched to defence.
"I like to hold the line," she said. She added she doesn't like the pressure that comes with being a forward and trying to score.
She said she was encouraged to switch to defence by Russell Hardy, a member of the now-defunct Junior Mariners.
Cox said Hardy was her favourite player with the Mariners.
"I was probably his biggest fan," she said.
Cox said Hardy once got her a hat with all the Mariners' signatures.
She hasn't given any thought to where hockey might lead her, but she said she wants to keep playing as long as she can.
bryan.tait@tc.tc

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