Meaghan Pezon is one of the forwards for the Minnesota Whitecaps. She is a 2010 graduate of St. Cloud State University, St Cloud MN where she majored in Marketing. Meaghan says her first memorable moment was in her senior year of high school where when she played for the Eden Prairie Eagles and the Eagles won the Minnesota Girls State Championship. Not only did they win the state championship the team was undefeated with a 31-0 record. Meaghan enjoys conducting the youth hockey clinics put on by the Whitecaps prior to some of the Whitecap’s games. It is fun for her to see the growth in skills of the clinic participants and Meaghan especially enjoys when they stay and watch the Whitecaps play. Meaghan is currently coaching girls’ hockey at Breck High School in Minneapolis, MN along side a coach who coached her in high school.
Q&A with Meaghan Pezon…
Q: How did you become interested in playing for the Whitecaps?
MP: I started watching the Whitecaps when I was a sophomore in high school. I was working out with Brooke White and she would tell me about their games. My high school team also played against the Whitecaps my senior year (I think we lost by quite a bit hah!) After going to college I got to know more players on the team, and I knew that once I was done with college I wasn’t going to be ready to be done playing!
Q: How did it feel to win a National Championship playing at St. Cloud State?
MP: I actually didn’t win a national championship at St. Cloud! We had some really good teams, and my sophomore year we went to the WCHA Final Face Off. My senior year we also finished third in the WCHA which is the first time a team other than the big three (Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Duluth) finished that high in the standings. I have a lot of good memories from St. Cloud and we were able to win some big games. It was fun to be a part of a developing program!
Q: What is your greatest memory playing for the Whitecaps?
MP: I have a couple! Playing in the Clarkson Cup was a great experience. Even though we didn’t have much success out there it was a fun trip! We drove there in a snowstorm that took 19 hours! The overall experience of the trip was something I will never forget! The trips are always a blast! I have traveled some places I probably otherwise would not have seen because of the Whitecaps. We got to go to Banff my first year playing, and it was probably one of my favorite places I have even been!
Q: Who inspired you to play hockey?
MP: I always had older cousins that played hockey. We used to go to Red Wing and watch them play all the time.
Q: What is your dream job?
MP: My dream job would be to play in the NHL or hopefully WNHL (someday!). Since that is not an option, yet, someday I would like to get into an advertising or promotional role at some point in my career!
Q: If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
MP: Anywhere warm, with a lot of beaches! I love the sun, and water!
Q: What to you enjoy doing in your free time?
MP: In the summer I love being on the lake! Lake Minnetonka is one of my favorite places! In the winter I absolutely love playing pond hockey! My dad has been building a rink in the back yard for as long as I can remember. The nights when friends come over and skate, and we would have a campfire going are some of my favorites!
Q: Where have you traveled for hockey?
MP: Hockey has taken me a lot of places! As a U12 I got to play in a tournament in Vancouver, BC, on the way there my family stopped in Seattle! I love the West coast! In high school I got to take a couple trips to Rochester and Lake Placid NY. At St. Cloud we got to see a lot of fun places. We went to Boston and got a tour of Fenway Park, we also got to go to New York City and see the Statue of Liberty, World Trade Center, Wall Street, and Rockefeller Plaza. I am very grateful for all the opportunities I have been given because of hockey.
Q: What is one thing most people would not know about you?
MP: I was a pretty good lacrosse player in high school. My senior year I was an All-American and Player of the Year. I played on the high school team for three years, we won three state championships and we never lost a game in the three years that I played!
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