5 QUESTIONS WITH: KRISTEN CAMPBELL AND MAGGIE CONNORS

By: PWHL Toronto Media

April 14, 2024

 

Kristen Campbell, from Brandon, Manitoba, attended the University of North Dakota before the program was unexpectedly cut. She then transferred to the University of Wisconsin, where she captured a NCAA Championship. After graduating in 2020, Campbell joined the PWHPA and, in 2022, she earned an Olympic Gold Medal with Team Canada.  

 

Maggie Connors spent all her NCAA career as a Princeton University Tiger after having moved away from her hometown of St. John’s, Newfoundland as a teenager to attend Shattuck St. Mary’s.  

 

It’s time to get to know more about our goalie and rookie forward! 

 

Who is the first person you call after a game and why? 

Campbell: If my parents aren’t at the game, I will call them, and my partner who lives in Victoria, BC. They are my biggest supporters.  

Connors: The first person I call after games is usually my mom. She loves watching and remembers every play, so she loves to debrief the game just as much as I do sometimes. 

 

What was your favourite subject in school and why? 

Campbell: In middle school it was gym. In college it was sports psych—I have my degree in rehab psychology.  

Connors: My favourite subject in school was probably math. I’m honestly not sure why, but I’ve always just enjoyed it more than other subjects that require a lot of memorization. 

 

Which teammate would you trust to drive your car?

Campbell: Rouge (Rougeau) because she’s my roomie. She is very trustworthy and responsible.  

Connors: Emma Maltais! I drive with her every day to the rink, and she trusts me driving her car, so I have to pick her. Plus, she’s a great city driver, so she can borrow my car any day. 

 

What is your favourite restaurant in Toronto?  

Campbell: King Rustic. My favourite dish to order there is the salmon dinner.  

Connors: I haven’t tried too many just yet but, so far, I’d have to say Mildred’s Temple Kitchen for brunch. Their blueberry pancakes are so good — highly, highly recommend! 

 

What is your go-to pump up song? 

Campbell: Cinderella Man by Eminem and I’m Goin’ In by Drake.  

Connors: My go to is always Run This Town (feat. Rihanna and Kanye West) by Jay-Z.