Hello, my name is Margaret Cairol and I'm the Store Manager at the brand new Pure Hockey store in Amherst/Buffalo, NY! I grew up in Brooklyn, New York and my biggest hockey influence while growing up was Adam Graves. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Queens College with a degree in Media Studies and Journalism and I also have my Masters in Sport Administration from Canisius College. I have been involved in hockey for 17 years in many different aspects, including as captain of the NJ Devils Girls Midget A travel team in high school and as a Senior A Women’s hockey player in both the United States and Canada for teams such as the Brooklyn Blades and the Guelph/Kitchener Snow Hawks.
I also played a season for the Kingston Diamonds in the English Women’s Premier League in the UK while doing a study abroad semester in London. I've also worked for several hockey schools including Can/Am, Camp at Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers and the New York Rangers Youth Hockey Camp and spent two seasons working with the New York Rangers in Community Relations and Fan Development, plus an additional season with the Buffalo Sabres doing similar work. Finally, I was the Director of Community Relations for the Albany River Rats AHL team for a season before the team was moved to Carolina. As you can see, hockey is in my blood! I look forward to serving the needs of the Western New York hockey market here in Amherst! Please drop by the store and say hello!