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Dual Athlete from Pownal commits to Hurricanes

May 22, 2014

Katie-Lynn Cummiskey will play hockey and soccer with the Hurricanes this year.

Katie-Lynn Cummiskey will play hockey and soccer with the Hurricanes this year.

Katie-Lynn Cummiskey from Pownal, Prince Edward Island has committed to the Holland Hurricanes women’s hockey and soccer teams for the upcoming school year; she will be taking the Sport & Leisure Management Program. Katie-Lynn is currently completing high school at École François-Buote.

Cummiskey was an assistant captain with the Central Storm Midget AAA team last season; she was also named the 2013-2014 Senior Female Player of the Year for the Pownal Minor Hockey Association. In 2007-2008 she was named the Junior Female Player of the Year.

Cummiskey is no stranger to success on the ice; she has been a part of three provincial championship teams, in 2007-08, 2010-11 and 2011-12.

She knows what she can bring to the team.

“I am a versatile player with great dedication, work ethic and speed.”

Cummiskey also gave back to the Red Devils minor hockey association last season; coaching at the Atom girl’s level.

On the field Cummiskey played on the U-18 Stratford team last year in the PEI Senior Women’s League and in 2008 and 2009 she represented Prince Edward Island at the Acadian Games.

“I’m looking forward to being a dual athlete with the Hurricanes. There’s no better opportunity to continue my studies and be physically active all at once”, Cummiskey said.

‘Canes assistant coach Derek McEwen has coached Katie-Lynn in the past, he looks forward to having her as a part of this year’s roster.

“Holland College is pleased to welcome Katie to the Hurricanes family. Katie is a versatile athlete having competed in a variety of sports with provincial, club, and school teams. She has a tremendous work ethic in all that she does and always competes with 100 percent effort.”

Katie-Lynn has family ties to the Hurricanes, her older brother Patrick plays with the men’s hockey team; he was the IJHL’s Rookie of the Year last season and was named the team’s offensive player of the year.

When asked what she hopes to accomplish this season, Cummiskey has already begun to set goals.

“I hope to be able to take my game and my studies to the next level. I am determined to do everything I can to assure a successful and enjoyable season.”

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