Maealie Glanzer – Youth Spokesperson
Updated: Aug 20, 2021
Women’s Pro Hockey Seattle welcomes Maealie (Mae) Glanzer, the new youth-spokesperson and -ambassador leader for the campaign.
“I am excited for this opportunity with Women’s Pro Hockey Seattle so I can share my passion for the game and help grow the sport of ice hockey.” Mae said she is eager to get people excited about the women’s pro game in Seattle—"to watch the most exciting sport on earth and maybe even to try it!”
As the Youth Spokesperson Mae will join current spokesperson and U.S. Women’s Hockey Olympian, Kelly Stephens Tysland, to rally the community around bringing a women’s pro team to Seattle by getting the word out about the campaign.
Mae went on to say, “I hope to help connect people who love the game as much as I do, introduce the game to other people, and get them excited about supporting a women’s pro team in Seattle. I also hope to be a role model for people of all ages, races, and abilities – and let them know that hockey is for everyone.”
Mae hails from Bellingham, Washington and plays for the SnoKing Amateur Hockey Association’s (SKAHA) Girls Select 14U and the Whatcom County Amateur Hockey Association’s (WCAHA) Warriors Co-Ed 14U teams. Mae is the first local recipient of a Black Girl Hockey Club scholarship.
Zoë Harris, founder of the Women’s Pro Hockey Seattle campaign says, “Maealie and her mother were some of the first people to get involved in the Ambassador Program in March of 2020. They have been supporters of the campaign from the start. I am impressed with Mae’s passion for the game and the short- and long-term goals she set for herself; thus, we re-connected and I asked her to serve as the campaign Youth Spokesperson and Youth Ambassador Leader.”
Mae, who currently helps coach two younger age-group co-rec teams, described in her scholarship application and essay, "I want to continue to get better every season. I want to represent the USA in the Olympics and I would then like to play for one of the six National Women's Hockey League teams. After that, I would love to become a coach. It's good to have goals."
When asked if there was a player that she would want to be on the first women’s pro hockey team in Seattle, Mae says, "I want to be a player on the women’s pro hockey team in Seattle! But before I become of age, I would want Sarah Nurse, Brianna Decker, and Kendall Coyne Schofield to be on the first team.”