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neighbourhood joined in and it became a big thing that we played
every day aer school.”
n 1993, the Florida Panthers franchise was born and the
NHL had ocially entered the South Florida sports scene. Lore’s
parents had purchased season ckets for the epansion team,
and once she got a glimpse of the game on ice, Lore made the
switch to ice hockey at age 12.
As Lore’s hockey career connued, she was able to land
a spot on the University of Southern Maine Huskies women’s
hockey team. Two years later, she decided to leave the Huskies
to play for the oston University Terriers as
a walk-on player. Although she would have
been happy staying at Southern Maine, she
could not pass up the opportunity to play
Division 1 hockey.
“n the back of my mind it was just always
something that wanted to play Division , and
that was always my goal,” Lore said. “When
the opportunity came up to transfer, did.”
Whether it was playing for the Huskies or
Terriers, the nave of oral Springs, FL said
her eperience was tough to describe because
she always fantasied about playing college
“How do you describe living out your
dream,” Lore said. “t was amaing, a great
eperience and can’t even describe it.”
Lore then moved back to Florida where
she aended the University of Miami and
received her Masters of Educaon in Sports
Administraon. She began coaching teams
at local prep schools, but felt the job wasn’t
fullling and felt she wasn’t making as posive
an impact in the community as he would like.
During that me, she was dang a police ocer, and aer
going on mulple police ride-alongs and doing more research on
the job, she felt she was meant to be a cop.
“ thought it was something could really enjoy and think
would be really good at it,” Lore said. “ started pung in
applicaons and then ended up geng hired and aending a
police academy and here am seven years later a police ocer.”
Lore said that, even though oragniing the team can sll be
stressful, she feels its special seeing all the teammates bonding
“ust seeing everyone have a great me, it’s always worth
it,” Lore said.
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