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Tuvell channels inner greatness

Photo courtesy of Emerson Tuvell

Passion, love, and devotion to the sport has made sophomore Emerson Tuvell, Varsity Glenbrook Girls’ Hockey Center Winger, take her hockey talents to the next level.

Along with playing on the Glenbrook Girls’ Hockey team, Tuvell competes across the country on the Chicago Mission
U16 girls’ team where she is exposed to college recruiters and a variety of competition that has helped her improve as
a player.

“Playing on a club team and traveling across the country has helped me grow exponentially as a player on and off the
ice,” Tuvell said. “Traveling helps expose me to a variety of different playing styles, which helps me develop as a player
because I can learn how to defend and play against all sorts of teams.”

This past summer, Tuvell got the opportunity to take part in the USA Hockey U15 National camp this past summer, which was strictly for the top eight girls’ defensemen in the midwest, she explained.

“This was a week-long camp that tests your on-ice, off-ice, and mental strength,” Tuvell said. “This was my favorite memory from hockey because I got to meet so many other girls with the same passion and dedication to the sport as

As Tuvell’s hockey career has allowed her to take her talents across the country, Steve Hamelin, varsity Glenbrook Girls’ Hockey Head Coach, explained that Tuvell’s experiences have transformed her into the player she is today.

“Emerson is a very strong skater combined with high hockey IQ and strong defensive positional play,” Hamelin said. “She sees the ice well, playing a complete 200 feet game and an offensive threat with her ability to rush the puck.”

Tuvell combines her high hockey IQ with her passion for the sport to help uplift and motivate her teammates whenever they face rough patches throughout the season, junior Claire Nicgorksi, Varsity Glenbrook Girls’ Hockey Forward, explained.

“Emerson is always encouraging [the team] and has good energy,” Nicgorksi said. “As a teammate Emerson brings [up the] energy and is always trying to connect with her teammates.”

Similarly, Hamelin explained that Tuvell’s respect for the game allows her to be a natural leader on the ice.

“She exhibits a respect for the game, her teammates, coaches, referees and opponents and contributes to the inclusive team environment,” Hamelin said.

While facing roadblocks throughout the season can be tough, Tuvell explained that friendships flourish when the team is faced with bumps in the road.

“My favorite thing about hockey is the community,” Tuvell said. “My teammates and I go through so much adversity together, which inevitably helps us grow and creates a strong bond that only comes once in a lifetime. We are not
only there for each other on the ice, but we are there for each other off the ice.”

Coupled with the strong bond Tuvell has formed with her teammates and her passion for the game, she hopes to take
her talents to the next level in college and eventually inspire young girls through coaching.

“After college I hope to get a part-time job coaching girls to help encourage young girls to play hockey,” Tuvell said. “Growing up there were not that many opportunities for me to play with girls, [so] I hope the future generation of girls will have a lot of exposure to hockey and that everyone is inclusive to them so they can have more opportunities than I did growing up.”

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