Player Feature – Toni Ross

Toni is in her first season with the Inferno after being drafted in the 12th round of the 2016 CWHL entry draft.

The Verwood, Saskatchewan native played one season for the Red Deer College Queens, before transferring to the University of Regina for the 2012-2013 season, and played four years for the Cougars.

She finished her college career with a .922 save percentage, and a 2.19 goals against average. In 2015-2016, her final season with the Cougars she finished the season with 17 wins, which was the best mark for a goalie in Canada West.

She is the all time wins leader for the Cougars, with 36. She is also second all time for the team in career shutouts (7), goals against average (2.19), and save percentage (.922).

In 2016 she was honored with the Isobel Gathorne-Hardy Award, which recognizes an active Canadian player who demonstrates dedication and leadership in women’s hockey.

Favourite NHL team:  Toronto Maple Leafs
Favourite team Canada player: Emily Clark
Most memorable Olympic moment (that you’ve participated in or observed): 2014 Sochi Goal medal game
Best moment as a player: My final season at the University of Regina playing with the cougars.
Favourite meal: Roasted ham and scalloped potatoes
Favourite place outside of the rink: Being out at the farm back home in Saskatchewan
A piece of advice you’d give young players: Persevere, there are so many different ways you can reach your goals as long as you keep trying.
Favourite musician: Miranda Lambert
Who’s your idol (sporting or otherwise)? Terry O’Malley
What’s your dream vacation and who would you take? A backpacking trip across Australia with my bestfriends.