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Seattle Times Article: Meet Mae

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Meet Bellingham’s Maealie Glanzer, who hopes to someday play Olympic hockey

Seattle Times

August 19, 200 Written by Geoff Baker Photos by Dean Rutz

Photos by Dean Rutz of the Seattle Times

BELLINGHAM — There will come a time, perhaps a year from now, when Maealie Glanzer gets a firsthand look at exactly where she came from.

But these days, still only 13 and fresh off being co-grand marshal of the Seafair Torchlight Parade while charting a hockey path toward a faraway Winter Olympics dream, present-day life is coming at her fast. There are daily workouts, supplementary on-ice training, travel tournaments with her Sno-King elite squad and increased public visibility as a youth spokesperson for Women’s Pro Hockey Seattle.

So despite already being likely the most decorated hockey player — the ice version of hockey, anyway — from her native Uganda, exploring roots isn’t topping Glanzer’s priorities.

“I’m not really focused on the past, more on the future,” she said this month at her family’s Bellingham home. “Because I think what impacts you the most is what’s in your future."

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