Behind the Blades: Demi Crossman

We’re ringing in the new year with a new Behind the Blades. The first week of 2019 brings in Demi Crossman. Learn more about what sport she’d play if she didn’t play hockey and some of her other favorite things.

Name: Demi Crossman

Hometown/Current Town: Parker, Colorado / Duluth, Minnesota

Position: Forward

Current job: Outside Sales Rep

NCAA team: University of Minnesota Duluth

Social media: @dcross28

General Questions

What CWHL team do you look forward to playing the most?

Vanke Rays 

Who has had the most influence on your career?

Mom, Dad, and Tie Domi. 

If you were stranded on a deserted island with one teammate, who would you want to be with?

Lauren Dahm and her pads.

If you could vacation anywhere in the world, where would you go?

The Phi Phi Islands in Thailand.

If you had to play a sport besides hockey, which would you play?


What did you want to be when you were growing up?

Professional Hockey Player

What hobbies/things do you like to do in your free time?

Netflix and Yoga 

Does pineapple belong on pizza?

It does if you ordered Hawaiian. 

Is a hot dog a sandwich?


Photo by Mimi Murad


Favorite pregame meal:

Chicken Salad 

Favorite sport besides hockey:


Favorite moment from your career:

My first game with the Blades. 

Current favorite song:

Dennis Rodman – Mansionz

Favorite player to watch growing up:

Tie Domi

Favorite quote:

“There is no one alive that is Youer than You.” – Dr. Suess 

Favorite book:

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

Favorite movie:

The Grinch Who Stole Christmas 

Favorite TV show:

Haunting of Hill House, Last Chance U, KUWK, and Friends

Favorite pizza toppings:

Pepperoni, green pepper, mushroom. Every time.

This or That?

Cats or Dogs?


Coffee or Tea?


Bagels or Toast?

Depends on if I have cream cheese or jelly.

Instagram or Twitter?


Pasta or pizza?


Morning or night?


Pancakes or waffles?


Piece of Advice

What advice do you have for young girls that want to become professional hockey players some day?

Don’t forget to have fun and enjoy every practice! Every practice is a chance to have fun with your teammates, challenge yourself, try something new, enjoy working hard, and an opportunity to continue to grow your love for the game.