An NHL scouting job came to Brigette Lacquette at a time when she needed it.
She's the first Indigenous woman to scout for an NHL team. Her employer is the Chicago Blackhawks.
Lacquette became the first First Nations woman to play hockey for Canada in a Winter Olympics in 2018.
The defender earned an Olympic silver medal, but was left off Canada's Olympic roster for 2022.
"I had to go through some things mentally and emotionally throughout the summer just with everything in life," Lacquette told The Canadian Press.
"This job has kept me busy and I have something to look forward to and something I want to excel at, get better at every single day and give it my all.
"It turns out, I really love this job."
The 29-year-old Ojibwa from Mallard,
What a positive ambassador for women in hockey!! Then add the boost for aboriginal females!! Thank you Ms. Lacquette.