Journey of discovery for aspiring ice hockey star from Hong Kong

Journey of discovery for aspiring ice hockey star from Hong Kong

The first of Zulia Hung Mitchell's blogs about her life as the city’s only left-handed female ice hockey goalie
PHOTO: SCMP

My name is Zulia Hung Mitchell, and I am Hong Kongs only female left-handed ice hockey goalie - at your service. 

You might have seen and read about me in Young Post. Right now, I am in the United States. My father and I drove from Boston, Illinois to New York City over the past week. Tomorrow, we will head to Washington, DC and then to Chicago. 

Over the summer, I will be using this column to give you an insight into the world of a young teenage girl struggling to establish herself in a sport that she passionately loves.

It will be a peek into my adventures here in America to establish myself as an ice hockey goalie, and to gain entry into university as an ice hockey goalie on a women's Division I or II ice hockeyteam.

In Chicago, I will participate in a girls-only ice hockey training camp with Digit Murphy, the number one university womens ice hockey coach in America. Then, I will head to the North American Hockey Academy in Stowe, Vermont, for a girls-only ice hockey goalie clinic. 

Afterwards, I will have two weeks in a girls-only ice hockey goalie clinic run by Joe Bertagna, a former Chicago Bruins goalie and an Olympic ice hockey goalie coach. In the last week of this month, I will be in Canada, participating in an ice hockey goalie clinic with the China national womens 2010 Winter Olympics ice hockey teams goalie coach. 

This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
Journey of discovery for aspiring ice hockey star

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