Meaghan Mikkelson is a professional hockey player currently enjoying a leave from hockey after seven seasons with the National Women’s Hockey Team. Under her belt she has two Olympic gold medals from the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics, a Gold medal from the 2012 IIHF Women’s World championships, and four silver medals from the 2008, 2009, 2011, and 2013 IIHF Women’s World Championships.
Hockey runs in the Mikkelson family: Hockey runs in the bloodlines of the Mikkelson family. Great uncle Jim McFadden played for the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks in the 1940’s and 1950’s, and was awarded the Calder Memorial Trophy for rookie of the year in 1948. Jim also won the Stanley Cup with the Red Wings in 1950. Meaghan’s father Bill also played approximately three seasons in the NHL with the Washington Capitals, New York Islanders, and Los Angeles Kings. Lastly, Meaghan’s brother Brendan was drafted 31st overall by the Anaheim Ducks in 2005, and currently plays for the Toronto Marlies in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Meaghan is hoping to make a comeback to Team Canada in 2016 and win gold at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. We will be cheering her on!
Join Meaghan for the #WeAllPlay Twitter Party with Olympian Hayley Wickenheiser
Twitter Party Details:
Date: November 25th, 2015
Time: 8:00 p.m. E
Guests: @Wick_22 and @Mikkelson12
Prizing: 10 x $100 @CanadianTire Gift Cards
Anyone can participate but only Canadians can win prizes, excluding those in the province of Quebec.
The Canadian Tire Wickenheiser World Female Hockey Festival
This is an annual hockey festival set up by Canadian hockey legend Hayley Wickenheiser. It draws teams from across Canada for seminars, workshops and a friendly tournament. This year, it takes place in Calgary Nov. 26-29, 2015. The festival is sold out for 2015 with 2,000 female players from 8-18 years old.
Click here for details wickhockey.com/Tweet