Kristina Brown is here to kick off our season-long Behind the Blades series. From now until the end of the season, Worcester’s players will be highlighted for some of their off-ice favorites, fun facts, and advice for future athletes.
Check back all season long to learn more about your favorite Blades players.
Name: Kristina Brown
Hometown/Current town: North Andover, MA / Medford, MA
Position: Forward/Defense – Depends on the day.
Current job: Project Engineer for a General Contractor (Construction)
NCAA team: Boston College
What CWHL team do you look forward to playing the most?
I like the Trip to Toronto, but Montreal has a great crowd even though they root against us.
Who has had the most influence on your career?
If you were stranded on a deserted island with one teammate, who would you want to be with?
Hmm. Maybe Mariah because I feel like she would do well in the wilderness.
If you could vacation anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Back to Austria.
If you had to play a sport besides hockey, which would you play?
What did you want to be when you were growing up?
I wanted to be my father.
What hobbies/things do you like to do in your free time?
I like to write, play piano, and cook.
Does pineapple belong on pizza?
Is a hot dog a sandwich?
Favorite pregame meal:
Either my ‘everything but the kitchen sink’ omelette with home fries and a homemade latte, or my homemade roasted chicken with smashed potatoes, roasted eggplant chips, and green beans.
Favorite sport besides hockey:
I like to play soccer and watch football. TOM BRADY!
Favorite moment from your career:
Either playing in Finland, or the All Star game in 2016 when I looked at my parents in the crowd.
Current favorite song:
Landslide by Fleetwood Mac (NOT THE DIXIE CHICKS!!!)
Favorite player to watch growing up:
Steve Yzerman or Bobby Orr
Favorite professional sports team:
New England Patriots
“I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.” -Atticus Finch, To Kill A Mockingbird
To Kill A Mockingbird.
That is tough. I was a film minor, so I like weird movies. I will say Lion King because everyone definitely knows that movie!
Favorite TV show:
Hmm…I like Criminal Minds, Grey’s Anatomy, and my all time favorite is definitely Boy Meets World.
Favorite pizza toppings:
Sausage, Eggplant, Spinach, and Mushroom.
Fall or Winter
This or That?
Cats or Dogs?
Dogs, but I am allergic sadly.
Coffee or Tea?
Instagram or Twitter?
Pasta or pizza?
Morning or night?
Pancakes or waffles?
I have been to over 25 countries!
Piece of Advice
What advice do you have for young girls that want to become professional hockey players some day?
Try everything. Hockey is not the only thing that is fun to do. Be open and have balance. Make sure you always work hard, BUT it is most important to always have fun while you are working hard.