Kenzie Lalonde knew she wanted to stay in sports when she was ready to hang up her skates, but she didn’t know how quickly she’d be living out her dream and calling some of the biggest hockey goals – cue Marie-Philip Poulin.
Being a play-by-play announcer wasn’t on Kenzie’s radar when she started her broadcasting career. Now, she holds the title of the first woman to call a QMJHL game and is showing girls and women around the world what’s possible by calling the top women’s hockey games.
And this is just the beginning for her.
MEET KENZIE LALONDE
“Women belong.”– Kenzie Lalonde
Here’s what we cover in episode 22 of the her Soul Shot Podcast with Kenzie Lalonde:
- Kenzie’s journey from a hockey player to a hockey broadcaster
- The importance of volunteering and networking early in your career
- How she got thrown into the play-by-play role and continued to develop in the role, especially on the women’s hockey side
- An inside look at how she prepares for game day as a commentator
- A behind-the-scenes look at being on the broadcast team for the PWHPA Dream Gap Tour and IIHF Women’s Worlds
- How Kenzie’s hockey playing experience has helped her in her career
- How she maintains confidence as a broadcaster and deals with criticism
- The importance of networking and reaching out to other women in roles you want to be in