Lévis hockey player Alexia Aubin is still on cloud nine three days after winning the Women’s U18 Ice Hockey World Championship with the Canadian team.
The talented forward has three points in five games, including two goals in the final against Sweden. With this 10-0 victory, the Maple Leaf was able to defend its title. Canada also won gold last June when the 2022 edition of the competition was held in Wisconsin.
Aubin was also on the championship team this summer. When asked which of her championships shaped her the most, the 17-year-old didn’t hesitate to name the first of her conquests.
“I was younger and it was my first time at Hockey Canada. Besides, the group was special. I was the youngest on the team and was integrated very well,” Aubin said in an interview with TVA Nouvelles on Wednesday.
The most recent U18 World Cup took place in Sweden, where the previous edition was originally scheduled to take place. However, COVID-19 had forced the organizers to review the situation, postpone and reschedule the tournament.
Aubin’s family set out to support the Lévisienne. This allowed her to show the extent of her skills in front of her parents, sister and even her grandmother.
“We’re not big travelers, our family, and I only travel for hockey, so often in Canada and the United States. There it was in Europe and it was really fun, Sweden,” said Aubin.
The 1.70m tall athlete will have very little time to savor her recent triumph as she will have a busy schedule in the coming months. In fact, Aubin will compete in the Canada Games, retire with the Stanstead College Spartans and make his debut at Colgate University.