A North Vancouver 15-year-old athlete has made historical past because the first-ever feminine hockey participant to be chosen within the WHL Bantam Draft.
Chloe Primerano, who performs defence for the Burnaby Winter Club U15 Prep crew, was drafted 268th general within the thirteenth spherical by the Vancouver Giants.
“I was driving home from school with my mom in the car, and I just, I was just praying for it,” Primerano mentioned.
“And it just happened, and I was in shock, honestly.”
Primerano, who describes herself as a two-way defender able to becoming a member of an offensive rush or taking part in shutdown hockey, racked up two objectives and 17 assists in 30 video games this yr, in accordance with Elite Prospects.
In an announcement, WHL supervisor of hockey operations lauded Primerano’s skating skill, puck-handling expertise and talent to remain cool underneath strain.
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“She is able to deliver the puck crisply both in breakout and transition situations. Her processing speed allows her to constantly make good decisions in all three zones of the rink,” he mentioned.
“Chloe’s play this season in the top U15 league in Canada made her fully deserving of this selection today,” added Vancouver Giants common supervisor Barclay Parneta in an announcement posted to Twitter.
Primerano cited the assist of her household in getting her to the historic second, and mentioned she had no plans to loosen up over the summer season heading into coaching camp subsequent fall.
“I’ve just got to keep working hard. Just getting drafted, like — you’ve got to keep working hard, you can’t stop working hard and just pushing through every day,” she mentioned.
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