Catch Cass If You Can: Quick Questions with All-Star Cassandra Poudrier

Cassandra Poudrier isn’t just a confident member of les Canadiennes’ blue line — she’s also convinced she could win the Hunger Games. Learn more about her in our All-Star player profile.
let's get personal
NAME: Cassandra Poudrier
TEAM: Les Canadiennes de Montréal
NICKNAME: Cass, Pouds
HOMETOWN: Mont-Laurier, Québec, Canada
COLLEGE: Cornell University
about you
WHAT DID YOU STUDY IN COLLEGE? Natural Resources
WHAT DO YOU DO FOR WORK? I currently coach and am looking for work before going back to school.
WHEN YOU WERE YOUNGER, WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GREW UP? A doctor or lawyer.
WHO HAS INFLUENCED YOU THE MOST IN YOUR LIFE? My parents.
WHAT IS YOUR PROUDEST ACHIEVEMENT? Graduating Cornell with Honors.
hockey
FAVOURITE HOCKEY TEAM? Montréal Canadiens
FAVOURITE HOCKEY PLAYER? I really liked Francis Bouillon because of his poise and defensive play.
WHEN AND WHY DID YOU FIRST START PLAYING HOCKEY? I started playing when I was 5 because I wanted to be like my dad. Since I was a little kid, I would play around the house with mini sticks.
WHAT IF YOUR FAVOURITE HOCKEY MEMORY? Winning U18 World Championship in 2010.
DO YOU HAVE ANY PRE-GAME RITUALS OR SUPERSTITIONS? I just need my coffee while I drive to the rink.
WHAT IS THE STORY BEHIND YOUR JERSEY NUMBER? I always wore number 5 and 6 growing up, and when I played Bantam the jersey set had numbers from 40-60, so 51 was number 5 and 6 (5+1).
HOW WOULD YOUR TEAMMATES DESCRIBE YOU? Passionate, organized, dedicated
WHO IS THE FUNNIEST PERSON ON YOUR TEAM? Julie Chu
IF YOU COULD PLAY WITH ONE HOCKEY PLAYER, WHO WOULD IT BE? Crosby
WHAT'S YOUR PRE-GAME PUMP-UP MUSIC? Living On a Prayer, and anything playing in the dressing room.
WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE PRE-GAME MEAL? Pasta, chicken and salad.
WHAT'S THE HARDEST PART OF BEING A FEMALE HOCKEY PLAYER? To have to constantly prove yourself for social acceptance in a world built by men. It is an every day process to grow the game.
the lighter side
WHAT HOGWARTS HOUSE WOULD YOU BE IN? Gryffindor
HOW LONG WOULD YOU LAST IN THE HUNGER GAMES? Until the end. Some of the classes I took in college were about surviving in the woods. I got it.
WHAT IS YOUR GO TO KARAOKE SONG? Anything Céline Dion related.
IF YOU COULD HAVE ONE SUPERPOWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE? Flying. I would travel the world.
MOST EMBARRASSING CELEBRITY CRUSH? I don’t really have any embarrassing ones.
MOST EMBARRASSING FASHION TREND YOU GAVE INTO? Those white shell necklaces.
favourites
FOOD: Chocolate
MOVIE: Inception
TV SHOW: Friends
MUSIC: Country
ARTIST/BAND: Red Hot Chili Peppers
SONG RIGHT NOW: Let It Go
BOOK All the Harry Potter books
COLOUR: Red
SPORT TO WATCH: Football
TOP 3 LADY HEROES: Michelle Obama, Professor Therese N’Dri Lumumba, Emma Watson
LAST BOOK YOUR READ: Sing You Home
LAST PERSON YOU CALLED: My dad
this or that
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL
🐱 CATS OR DOGS
🐞 SPIDERMAN OR BATMAN
SCARY FILMS OR HAPPY ENDINGS 😃
SUMMER OR WINTER
🍫 DARK, MILK, OR WHITE CHOCOLATE
HEELS,FLATS, OR SNEAKERS 👟
🍏 IPHONE OR ANDROID
COFFEE OR TEA
🍬 SWEET OR SOUR
🍪 COOKIES OR CAKE
MOVIE OR BOOK 📖
HAMBURGERS OR HOTDOGS 🐶
BONUS: ARE HOTDOGS SANDWICHES? NO
💰 MONEY OR FAME
SNOWBOARDING OR SKIING 🎿
📺 TV SHOW OR MOVIE
🍕 PIZZA OR PASTA