Player Feature: Akane Hosoyamada

This is Akane Hosoyamada’s first season with the Calgary Inferno on defense.  

Hosoyamada is from Banff, A.B., she attended the Warner Hockey School and then made her way to Syracuse University where she played on the women’s hockey team from for five seasons. In her junior year, she was honoured as CHA’s Best Defenseman.

Thus far in her season with the Inferno, Hosoyamada has played four games and has two assists.

Favourite NHL team: Pittsburgh Penguins

Favourite pre-game meal: Chicken and veggies

Favourite place outside of the rink: Home and Emerald Lake

Best friend in hockey: I can’t just pick one hockey friend

Best piece of advice you’ve been given: Play on instinct

Who’d be on the stereo in the locker room if you had the choice? Anything from top 40, classic rock, and country

Who’s your idol (sporting or otherwise)? My Aunt, Noriko-san