Born and raised in Glendale, Mary Deyell is about to join the women’s ice hockey team at King’s College in Pennsylvania.
The Hoover High senior, who will graduate next week, learned to skate on Burbank’s Pickwick Ice with her father, a Canadian-born Toronto Maple Leafs fan who turned to the Los Angeles Kings when he moved to L.A. in 1980.
Growing up, Deyell often watched men’s and women’s hockey with her father, who grew up playing in Welland, about 15 miles outside of Niagara Falls.
“He didn’t want to push me into the sport,” she said of her father John. “He wanted me to have the love for the sport. Now, we share the love of the sport.”
She began taking skating...