Saroya Tinker


Saroya is a shining light in hockey. A Yale University graduate, she is the Executive Director of Black Girl Hockey Club and Saroya Strong, a mentorship program for young Black hockey players. Beyond her fantastic play on the ice, Saroya is one of the most influential people in the sport.


  • Won gold with Canada at the 2017 World Ball Hockey Championships
  • Won silver at the IIHF World Women’s U-18 Championships (2016)
  • PHF Foundation Award Winner (2021, 2022)
  • 2021 PHF Denna Laing Award Winner
  • Sportsnet Top-20 Women in Hockey (2020, 2021)
  • Front Office Sports Rising 25 Class of 25
  • Executive Director, Black Girl Hockey Club Canada
  • Founder, Saroya Strong Mentorship Program
  • Member of Sportsnet’s 2022 Media Training Camp