Finding Success on Ice

Tihmily Li, Communications Officer
For Piper Grober ‘23, hockey has been a major part of her life since she was 4 years old. Now 16, Piper plays hockey in the Ontario provincial league with the Durham West Junior Lightning as well as Greenwood’s own Senior Girls’ hockey team. 

As with many sports, COVID had a major impact on the regular ice hockey season but fortunately with improved COVID-19 situations across the province, Piper has been able to play hockey again with some degree of normalcy. In fact, she was invited in September to play for Team Ontario Blue in the Central Canada Challenge at Nottawasaga Resort. Typically, this would have been a national tournament with many provincial teams participating in one tournament but due to COVID-19 measures, the tournament was limited to Ontario’s Red and Blue Teams and a team from Quebec.

Amongst her teammates on Ontario Blue, Piper is one of a few players born in 2005. Most of Team Ontario are a year older than her, but that fact didn’t stop her from making a great impression during the tournament. Recently, Piper was invited to attend the selection camp for Canada’s U18 National Women’s Team due to her performance during the Central Canada Challenge in addition to league play. This U18 selection camp will take place at the end of December; if selected, Piper will have the opportunity to play for Canada in the 2022 IIHF World Women’s U18 Championship happening in Sweden.

Even off the ice, Piper is driven to reach her goals. Cornell University is where Piper sees herself next and she is committed to attending once she graduates from Greenwood. Both on and off the ice, we wish Piper good luck on her journey!
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