Athlete profile: Hockey: Chloe Luke

Hockey is a generational tradition in Chloe's family

Chloe Luke of Creston for team Kootenay

Chloe Luke of Creston for team Kootenay

Name: Chloe Luke Age: 14  Sport: Hockey РFemale

Hometown: Creston Zone Name: Kootenays (Zone 1)

1. Why are you committed to your sport?

I am commited to my sport because hockey is a generational tradition in my family – you might say its part of our culture as a family

2. What are your goals for these Games and in sport?

To do my best and encourage my teammates to do their best and meet other athletes who are trying their best in their sport.

3. How did you train and prepare for the BC Winter Games?

I train as much as I can wether it be on ice, off ice dryland, swim team, personal trainer /gym time, I run beep test daily, long distance running and sprinting, TRX , spin classes, weight training classes, and yoga.

4. What are your other activities are you involved in (other sports, arts, volunteering)?

I swim competitively as well as play soccer, baseball, and run triathlon  and as much off-season hockey as I can. I just started snowshoeing, wake boarding, and kayaking too. I spend 3 hrs a week with my grandparents learning my traditional culture

Do you have any family members participating in these Games or who have participated in past BC Games or at national/international events? If yes, please provide details.

No I am the first in my family to compete in the games. My family is really proud of me

Please share any other interesting stories about you and your involvement in sport.

I have so many funny stories about my team and our sport – too many really. I have a great team I am so proud of all of them.

Why did you want to try out and qualify for the 2014 BC Winter Games?

Because I love hockey and want to play it at the highest level that I can as well as represent my cultural heritage as a proud Ktunaxa.

Who is your coach and what is the most important thing she/he has taught you?

My coach is Brad Park and Chris Luke they have taught me that hockey is like life – no goal no score and no matter how hard you work someone else is working harder.

Do you have a role model who has made an impact on your life (coach, teacher, family member, etc.)? If so, describe how they have impacted you.

My current role model is Hayley Wickehiser I just met her at a tournament that she was holding and she was very encouraging and motivational she is a girl who has made hockey as a career that is inspirational to me.

10. What do you consider to be your highest achievement (athletic, academic, or other)?

I made the BC team last year for the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships. I am currently trying to get on the BC team for the National Aboriginal Indigenous Games for swimming and the NAHC for 2014.