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
Current job: Outside Sales Rep
NCAA team: University of Minnesota Duluth
Social media: @dcross28
What CWHL team do you look forward to playing the most?
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?
Favorite pregame meal:
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:
“There is no one alive that is Youer than You.” – Dr. Suess
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
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.