Matt Larkin at The Hockey News has a fantastic feature on Meghan Agosta, arguably the best female hockey player in the world, who has left the ice to pursue her other equal passion - policing.
There’s no puck waiting for her. No screaming fans. No goaltender. She might have a target to shoot at, but she can’t see it. She doesn’t know who it is, what it is, how big it is or if it wants to shoot back at her. She’s a Vancouver Police officer, on the trail of a criminal, and no amount of pressure-packed overtime games could’ve prepared her for this life-and-death situation. She’s first on the scene. She doesn’t know what’s behind that proverbial door.
And yet, there’s nowhere she’d rather be. She’s doing what she’s always wanted to do. A lucky handful of people on Earth have not one, but two true passions in life, and even fewer get to fulfill both. Meghan Agosta belongs to that select group.
We know her best as arguably the world’s top female hockey player. She’s a three-time Olympic gold medallist with Team Canada. She won the tournament MVP in 2010 with nine goals and 15 points in five games. She’s finished her career as NCAA women’s hockey’s all-time leader in goals and points. She demolished the CWHL’s single-season points record with 80 over 27 games in 2011-12.
Here is the full story. It is worth a read.