Dauphin, Canada

Dauphin's Mya Kubrakovich has a dream one day of representing the women's National Team at the Olympics.

For now, she's making the right steps as she has success playing in the Parkland.

The 13-year-old is in her first season with the Parkland Bantam Women's Rangers.

"The season is going pretty good so far," said Kubrakovich. "I really like being on this team and being a part of the group. They feel like family to me. I think we're going to have a really successful season."

This is Mya's first year of AAA hockey. Last year she played with the Peewee AA Kings. If you don't remember, that team won the Provincial Championships. All in all, Mya feels like she fits in very nicely at the AAA level.

"Playing on the boy's team last year was pretty challenging for sure," added Kubrakovich. "Because I played with the boy's, I think I'm going to have a good year this year at the AAA level with the Rangers."

It's already been a busy campaign for Mya and the rest of the Rangers. They've played several games and have had some really good outcomes. One of them was a 7-1 drubbing of Norman this past weekend.

"It's been a lot of fun learning new things and meeting some new people, and of course travelling with the girls," she added. "It's been a really great experience and I can't wait for the rest of the season."

"We have to always work as a team and be positive no matter if we're winning or losing," added Kubrakovich. "For myself, I just have to give it my all every time I'm out on the ice and do whatever it takes."

Mya has already hit the scoresheet a few times throughout the season. She knows it's always nice putting up points, but that's not something she's overly worried about.

"I don't really care about the points at all," said Kubrakovich. "I just want to have fun and learn new things. That's how I'll have success."

Being just 13-years-old, Mya will continue to develop as she hopes to one day wear the red and white.

"I've learned that I need to just stick with the basics like passing, shooting, and looking for open targets," said Kubrakovich. "Of course going hard to the net and just helping my team out."

Dauphin for now, but Mya plans to make the jump up in the next couple of years. Where?

"I'm planning on going to Notre Dame in grade 9 or 10 to play with their academy team," said Kubrakovich. "After that, I want to play up in the states collegiately. I really want to be like Brigette Lacquette. She really inspires me."