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NHL Ice Girl of the Day: Melissa of the Dallas Stars

Dallas Stars Ice Girl Melissa.
Dallas Stars Ice Girl Melissa. (Photo credit Crystal Clear Media)

NHL Ice Girl of the Day

1) When and how did you get into hockey?
A: My family is from New York, and they are huge hockey fans. There was always a game on TV when I was growing up. My best friend’s brother played hockey and we used to go to his games all the time in high school.

2) Who is your favorite hockey player of all-time?
A: Mike Modano. He was a huge part of hockey in Texas, and one of the main reasons it has become so popular here.

3) What are some of your hobbies and interests?
A: Other than dance, I love marine biology and surfing. Any time I can be in the water or around the ocean that is where I am. I am extremely passionate about marine life and any cause that support animal welfare.

4) What’s the best thing about being an NHL Ice Girl?
A: The games and the fans! Performing in front of thousands is amazing, but getting people interested in the greatest sport in the world is even more special. The Dallas Stars family has truly become a part of my own.

5) Did you play organized hockey growing up or if not would you be interested in learning to play?
A: I did not, but I would love to play! We play hockey in practice sometimes and it’s always a ton of fun.

6) How many seasons have you been an NHL Ice Girl?
A: I just completed my second season.

7) What do you love the most about hockey?
A: The passion! The players are so dedicated and tough. It is also an extremely difficult sport, and it’s amazing to watch the skill on the ice. The atmosphere at games is like nothing else in the world!

8) What would be your dream job?
A: To be on a boat researching whales and dolphins.

9) How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
A: Compassionate, driven, and spunky.


Melissa throwing out Dallas Stars t-shirts to fans.
Melissa throwing out Dallas Stars t-shirts to fans. (Photo credit Crystal Clear Media)


Melissa of the Dallas Stars Ice Girls.
Melissa of the Dallas Stars Ice Girls. (Photo credit Crystal Clear Media)


Igor Burdetskiy

Igor Burdetskiy

Founder, Editor-in-Chief, & CEO at Hooked on Hockey Magazine
I grew up playing Ball and Roller Hockey day and night somewhat religiously throughout elementary and middle school. The two don't compare though when I lace up the skates and hit the ice. I live and breathe hockey beyond the perspective of "it's just a game" and I will gladly talk hockey for hours with anyone. Hockey is more than just a lifestyle, it's a culture of passionate people who make memories every time the puck is dropped. Hockey has not only helped me get through some of the hardest times in life but has created some of the best memories to date. Want to talk hockey with me? Shoot me an email: iburdetskiy@hookedonhockey.com and let's talk some hockey!
Igor Burdetskiy
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