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