CG: thank you, it's nice to know someone thinks enough of you to submit your name!
AB: Moonshine Maidens just crossed the border to play In Bangor, Maine. Can you share your thoughts on the game?
CG: sweaty... But a great learning experience. It was challenging but felt good to see our team really coming together. It was also super cool to play the co-ed scrim against a team USA member and not die!
AB: What skating skills are you currently working on?
CG: speed, fast feet and smart brains. Basically the things to help take advantage of holes in walls when they briefly appear.
AB: We are playing the Shipyard Sirens (St. John, NB) in a couple weeks, what are your goals for that game?
CG: not to stress out. I tend to over think and put a lot of pressure on myself, it kinda sucks the fun out of playing.
AB: Now that you have a couple 2016 games under your belt, how are you feeling about the rest of the season?
CG: I think it's just going to keep getting better, the maidens are building some serious momentum and it's beautiful to watch.
AB: You are a cross-training Queen! What do you do and how has it impacted your game?
CG: Matt Cormier (spRAWkit) created some amazing training programming for me. It's 4 days a week that includes a combo of weightlifting and conditioning. Being stronger helps both giving and receiving hits. It's also great to be able to recover quicker and have the cardio to keep going.
AB: If you could have 1 super power, what would it be?
CG: totally mind control, I kinda like getting my way.
AB: At this point in the season, we typically feel family pressures as we devote a ton of time to derby. How do you find balance?
CG: not sure I've ever truly balanced it but they know what to expect now so that helps.
AB: You've been a part of PEI roller derby since the first practice, what keeps you coming back?
CG: stubbornness mostly. I often quit a lot of things if I wasn't good at them instantly but I think the family dynamic and positive support is what made this stick.