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Center Ice Spotlight: Ebony Wyse | Lewis Center, Ohio

I’m from Lewis Center Ohio, and I am a Sophomore in High school. Most of my time is taken up by sports since I'm a three sport athlete, Field hockey, Ice hockey, and lacrosse. I started as a figure skater then switched to hockey a year after my twin sister and fell in love with the sport. I was fortunate enough that in the first years I was not the only girl and person of color on the team. Before I reached High School I played for the Cleveland Lady Barons to see if I wanted to play girls or stay with the boys. My goal was to play on my high school team so I stayed with the boys. I achieved that goal last year and even though it was difficult at times I made the team and plan to play with them for the next two years. The last eight years i’ve played defence and recently switched to left wing.

I would like to become a HPOC brand ambassador because I want kids to be able to see someone who looks like them playing a sport that is deemed as a “white sport” and know that they can play too. I also want to help make hockey more diverse.

I am most looking forward to being able to share my stories and hopefully making a differenc