Congratulations, to our 2022-23 Jr
Panther Jodie Rose, on her commitment to NCAA Div 1 Post University
Eagles. Jodie is a highly committed student-athlete and has really developed into a tremendous
leader in her time with the Panthers. Jodie has been a true cornerstone
piece for the Panthers organization a major reason for the recent
success of the Panthers HP program.
Her leadership and relentless level of compete make her a sure thing at the
next level. Jodie has been fully committed with the Panthers organization from
day one and a great example to so many Panthers of what a difference you can
make with hard work and a positive outlook. We are so happy and proud of her.
Post has just added a real game changer!
(May 18, 2023 Aurora, Ontario) – The Central York Girls Hockey
Association are thrilled to announce that their 2022-23 Jr Panther Jodie Rose
has committed to play NCAA Division 1 Women’s Hockey for the Post University
Eagles in Waterbury, Connecticut for the 2023-24 season.
Jodie has been an essential part of the Central York Panthers family for
the past 3 years and has immersed herself into the Panther culture. Jodie
headlined a strong defensive unit this past season that boasted several Team
Ontario High Performance players and was geared to play a fast, upbeat style of
hockey that prepared these players for elite hockey opportunities. Jodie is a natural
athlete who has always excelled in any sport that she dedicates herself to.
Known for her athleticism and being a multi-sport athlete, Jodie has shown that
she can balance her demanding athletic workload and still excel in the
classroom. It is obvious to anyone that knows Jodie that she loves hockey and
wants to be the best she can be. Her passion and determination have been the
qualities that have separated Jodie from others. Her level of compete has
influenced so many of her teammates over the years. Jodie brings out the best
in everyone around her both on and off the ice. Whether it is on the ice or off
the ice you can always find Jodie spending time with her teammates and
developing strong personal bonds that will last a lifetime. It is this type of
behaviour that has helped to build a strong Panther culture.
“I can’t thank this organization enough for helping me grow both as a
player and person. I am thankful for every coach and staff member at Central
York who has helped me. But most importantly I want to thank Coach Steve and
everyone in the Junior program for helping me to achieve my goals. Over this
past year with the junior program I felt like I could be my truest self every
time I came to the rink and I will forever be grateful for the friendships and
memories that I have made”, stated an emotional Rose.
Known as a highly skilled, hard working player who plays with tremendous
heart and sacrifice that helps to inspire everyone around her. Jodie was
counted on to play against the top units from the other teams in the OWHL U22
Elite League night in and night out. She helped to anchor a strong defensive
unit and added to the team offense with her creativity and decisions along the
offensive blueline. Her leadership traits have helped to create a very
inclusive and supportive team culture in the Panther dressing room.
The highly accomplished Head Coach of the Post University Eagles,
Gretchen Silverman, has been watching Jodie’s progress as a Panther over the
past year and is thrilled that she is joining her program.
Central York’s Junior Head Coach
Steve Dempsey is especially excited about this signing. “Jodie is an amazing
person. Most people only see the player on the ice that works as hard as anyone
and is a dynamic 200 foot player. But it is the behind the scenes stuff that
really shows you the tremendous heart that she has. Jodie is always looking for
ways to have a positive impact on her teammates and create a space in our
dressing room that is highly inclusive. Her actions and the continuous
development of her leadership skills has led her to be sought out by her
teammates for guidance, counsel, or emotional support throughout the season.
Her actions have helped to enforce the Panther first culture that we want here
at Central York. We want good people that happen to play hockey and Jodie fits
that criteria perfectly. You can’t help but cheer for Jodie because she
epitomizes all that is good in sport. The Post Eagles are very lucky to have
added Jodie and we are looking forward to seeing her excel in the NCAA”.
Jodie is scheduled to start the 2023-24 season at Post University in