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Lancer Devynn Dion and actress Taegen BurnsLancer Devynn Dion and actress Taegen Burns share the job of portraying Maya in the Disney television series “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers.”

Lancer hits ice and screen for Disney show

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.”

Read a full profile written by Andrew Papadopoulos at goLancers.ca.