Miye D’Oench inspired by sibling rivalry

Miye D’Oench inspired by sibling rivalry

The following article appeared on www.amny.com on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 featuring former Harvard standout Miye D’Oench.

By Brian P. Dunleavy

Like most hockey players with New York roots, Miye D’Oench traces her love of the sport to the Rangers’ 1994 Stanley Cup victory.

However, D’Oench was only 6 months old when the Blueshirts ended their 54-year hex. Instead, it was her older brother, inspired by that magical June night, who got her involved with the game. Now, as D’Oench begins her second season as a pro, with the opening of the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) campaign this Saturday, she credits her sibling with motivating her to be one of the pioneers of the women’s game.

“I wanted to everything my brother did, but better, especially in sports,” said D’Oench, who grew up on the Upper West Side and in Battery Park City, where she still lives now.

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