Player Feature – Kelley Murray

Kelley is playing her fist season with the Inferno after being drafted 12th overall by the Calgary in the 2017 CWHL entry draft.

Originally from Medicine Hat, Alberta, Kelley played two seasons in the NCAA with the Cornell University Big Red before transferring to the University of British Columbia, where she played for three years. She was a finalist for the UBC’s Marilyn Pomfret Award for the Most Outstanding Female Athlete in 2016-2017, and won the Canada West championship with the Thunderbirds two years in a row in 2015-2016, and 2016-2017.

Also in 2017, Kelley competed with team Canada at the Winter Universiade in Almaty, Kazakhstan where they captured silver.

Favourite NHL team: Pittsburgh Penguins

Favourite team Canada player: Brianne Jenner

Most memorable Olympic moment (that you’ve participated in or observed): Watching the Canadian women’s team win gold in the 2002 Olympics, it was the reason I wanted to start playing hockey.

Best moment as a player: Either winning the CanWest championships 2 years in a row with UBC or winning gold at the Canada Winter Games with Team Alberta back in 2011

Favourite meal: Mac and cheese

Favourite place outside of the rink: My family’s cabin in Windermere

A piece of advice you’d give young players: Don’t be afraid to look up to your hockey idols and try to mirror them, as they can be great role models, but make sure that you’re trying to figure out and follow the right path for your own hockey career.

Favourite musician: Tim McGraw, Kip Moore

Who’s your idol (sporting or otherwise)?: My mom, she sacrificed everything for my sisters and I.

What’s your dream vacation and who would you take?: Traveling through Scotland and Ireland with my whole family and my boyfriend.