Our Selects program has proved to be one of the most successful avenues for young hockey players to improve their skills, compete at the highest level and further their playing careers while offering world-class experiences to the athletes and their families. Countless Selects alumni have gone on to accomplish great feats both on and off the ice, and with our new Selects Spotlight, we look to promote those players and their success stories.
Brooklin, Ont., native Maggie MacEachern has blossomed into an integral, shutdown defenseman for Team Canada, winning the bronze medal at this year’s U-18 World Junior Championships. But before achieving international success with Team Canada, MacEachern shined as a member of our East Coast Selects-O team, skating with the ‘01s for three Spring seasons.
“I can honestly say that the Selects organization has changed my hockey career in more ways than one,” MacEachern said. “The coaches and staff provided me an opportunity to showcase my abilities in tournaments, showcases and practices leading to my athletic scholarship at Colgate University. I met some of my greatest friends through this organization. These friends, I still talk to today and often play with and against in club and national tournaments.”
MacEachern verbally committed to play Division-I hockey for Colgate University in the Summer of 2016, joining her brother, Connor, who is also committed to play Division-I hockey for Robert Morris University.
“My brother is definitely my biggest hockey influence, as he is my biggest role model,” she said. “He has achieved his goals through hard work and commitment… He continues to prove that one can achieve anything they set their mind on.”
MacEachern played in six games at the 2018 World Junior Championships this year and is eligible to play for Canada’s U-18 team again next year. She will join Colgate in the Fall of 2019 and hopes to one day represent her country in the Olympics.