This week, we are featuring the amazing Nicole Hensley. Nicole started playing hockey when she was eight years old. She became interested in the sport because her neighbour was always playing street hockey and eventually asked if she wanted to play. After that, you could always find the two of them outside playing hockey. This was around the time the Colorado Avalanche won the Stanley Cup in 2001, so hockey was booming across the state.
Today, Nicole plays for the Buffalo Beauts in the National Women's Hockey League—where she earned a shutout win in her debut game this October. She was also on the 2018 United States Olympic team where the team won gold. An amazing career so far and she is only 24 years old.
Where did you first hear about Oneiric and what intrigued you to buy their Genesis Base Layer for goalies?
I first heard about Genesis on social media. When I saw the cut resistant bottoms and the extra padding on the legs I really wanted to try it. I hadn’t seen any product with the layer of protection on the back of the leg like that before.
What has your experience been like using the Genesis Base Layer on the ice?
I am a fan of the Genesis Base Layer. I love the padding on the legs and that even though the padding is there, but it doesn’t make the pants bulky. You never want something you’re wearing to be a distraction on the ice, so I think the best part about these pants is that you don’t notice them or need to mess with them while playing.
What are your favourite features of Genesis and why?
The padding on the pants may be my favourite part. As a goalie sometimes you get hit in places that don’t have much protection so having that extra layer is comforting. The cut resistant bottoms are also great!
How do you think the Genesis Base Layer compares to other base layer products?
I think in terms of protection and innovation they’re right up top! They’re going straight to players and goalies of all ages/levels to ask what they want in their base layer. I think that’s huge.
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