Meet Kassie Ferster
Prince Albert Bears U18AAA / SFMAAAHL (W)
“5’6” 130 Pounds
2005 DOB – Forward
Tell us about your hometown, family and hobbies.
I grew up in the small town of Shellbrook, Saskatchewan. I am a part of a family of five. I have an older brother, Ashton, and a younger sister, Kallie. Hockey is a very time consuming sport, therefore I do not have many hobbies but I do enjoy working out and in the off season I play fastball with the Prince Albert ‘A’ Aces.
How did you originally begin playing hockey (what age as well) and what is your favourite memory from when you were younger?
My dad grew up playing hockey so I would say that I was born into it. As soon as I could fit a pair of skates, I was on the ice. I started my first year of hockey at the age of three years old. I would have to say that my favourite memory from playing hockey was from 2016, when my team, the Shellbrook Elks won ‘B’ Provincials.
Who is your favourite NHL player and who do you model your game after? Why?
My favourite NHL player is Sidney Crosby because he is good at everything and has a very rounded, 200 foot complete game. I think that I model my game after Sarah Nurse because she is an aggressive power forward who can score.
What team do/did you play for? What was your favorite part from the season?
I currently play for the AAA Prince Albert Northern Bears. I am looking forward to going to the Esso Cup hosted in Calgary at the end of May, I think that it will be a very cool, once in a lifetime opportunity.
What are your top goals as a student athlete? Why are they your top goals?
My top goals as a student athlete are to keep my marks in the 90’s while having a high performance game and staying in the best shape possible. I have very high standards for myself and love a challenge so to set myself up for success in the future I need to maintain my average while putting out and improving on the ice at the same time.
How important is school from your perspective? Why is it that way?
Although I love hockey and want to continue to play the sport as long as I can after high school, school and achieving high marks is very important to me. I love learning and understanding new things taught in my classes. I want to take Dentistry in post-secondary therefore I take my education and getting great marks very seriously.
What would it mean to you to play at the NCAA or Pro level?
My goal for my hockey career is to play at the university level, preferably in Canada.
What separates you as a player or person? How do you continue to get better?
I think that my hard work and determination is what separates me as a player. I learn and build from my mistakes and past experiences.
What impact are you looking to have in your sports careers (community, team, success, etc.)
In my sports career, currently I am looking forward to being a part of a winning team that will go to the Esso Cup twice and hopefully be a part of winning a championship knowing that I gave it everything I had, every shift.