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Avril Lavigne Wanted to be on Boys Hockey Team

Posted by Adam

AVRIL Lavigne had a tomboy past — she wanted to be a star ice hockey player for a boys team.

The Complicated hitmaker is adamant her sporting background helped her career because they taught her to be “touch” and compete with the opposite sex.

“I was the pitcher in our softball team and I played either centre or right wing in my mixed hockey team,” she said.

“I didn’t just play, I was MVP [most valuable player] two years in a row. The boys didn’t go easy on me either. I had to play like one of the boys to survive and it was good for me.

“It taught me how to be tough and how to work with other people. Those skills have helped a lot in my career.

“I’ve always been very athletic. Nowadays, I love to skateboard, rollerblade, play hockey, work out and do yoga.

“But when I was growing up in Canada I used to play softball in the summer, ice hockey in the winter and do track and field. My brother and I were the best in our school at track and field.”