From the FreeP: Not just one of the boys

By Annie Maroon/DFP Staff

Freshman defenseman-turned-forward Kaleigh Fratkin of the Boston University women’s hockey team makes decisions on the ice in a split second, rarely hesitating or waiting too long to make a move.

After all, she’s used to moving the puck with future NHL prospects bearing down on her, thinking about not only where her pass is going but also how to absorb a potential check into the boards after she releases the puck.

Last season, Fratkin became the first female player ever in the British Columbia Midget Major League, where she suited up for the Vancouver North West Giants.