Carmel Eagletailfeather, 10, left and Arianna Littlepine, 10 from Piitoayis Family School meet Team Canada's ice hockey player Brigette Lacquette during a Classroom Champions event at Winsport in Calgary, on Wednesday January 17, 2018. Leah Hennel/Postmedia
She grew up in a loving home where she was encouraged to pursue her keen interest in athletics.
“I was kind of a tomboy growing up, so I chased my dad everywhere,” says Brigette Lacquette. “My cousins played hockey and so did my dad, so I just kind of fell in love with the sport.”