Lancer women’s hockey player Devynn Dion is having no ordinary off-season. The rookie defender, unable to suit up for university competition due to COVID-19 restrictions, is a stunt double for the television series The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers, which premiered in March on Disney+.
Currently based in her family’s Surrey, B.C. home, Dion performs on-ice action for the character Maya, portrayed off-ice by Taegen Burns. The role came with one unusual challenge.
“Maya (is) the girly girl of the team. She started off as a figure skater who eventually transitioned into a hockey player,” Dion says. “I had to learn how to skate on figure skates, which was something I had never done before.”