By: PWHL Toronto Media
February 10, 2024


It’s time to get to know PWHL Toronto defenders Allie Munroe and Jessica Kondas!  

Twenty-six-year-old Munroe has suited up in all nine of the season’s games so far, contributing two assists. The Yarmouth, NS native graduated from Syracuse University in 2019, and ventured over to Sweden where she played two seasons with Djurgårdens IF before returning to North America to suit up with the PHF’s Connecticut Whale. Kondas, the 24-year-old reserve player from Calgary, AB, came to Toronto after playing a season overseas in the Swedish league with SDE HF. She graduated from Minnesota State University and spent five seasons on the Mavericks’ Women’s Hockey Team.  


What three words describe your playing style?

Munroe: Competitive, physical, dynamic. 

Kondas: Simple, gritty, playmaker. 


Who has been the most influential in your hockey journey so far?

Munroe: My parents, they have given me every opportunity with nothing but love and support to be able to chase my dreams. 

Kondas: I’d have to say my trainer Alex Allen and the guys back home at Bold Athlete. I’ve been training there for the past five years now, and they’ve helped me grow as a player and person. They helped me through some big decisions and have been a second family to me. 


What is your favourite movie and why?

Munroe: Top Gun – it has everything from action, romance, drama and humour. The soundtrack is also great. 

Kondas: Any Will Ferrell movie because he’s my favourite actor. A couple of my favourites are: Blades of Glory; The Other Guys; Step Brothers; and Semi-Pro. 


What’s your favourite gift that you’ve ever received?

Munroe: My mom sent me a Christmas package when I was living in Sweden, and it was filled with my favorite things. It was very thoughtful. 

Kondas: Probably the gifts I got on my college senior night from my roommates/teammates. They made most of them and I always appreciate those types of gifts that are more sentimental like handwritten letters, and a big photo album full of pictures throughout my five years in Mankato. 


If you could pick your dream defence partner (active or not), who would it be?

Munroe: Bobby Orr, or cliché answer, but anyone in our Toronto D core right now. We have an awesome group, and I wouldn’t choose anyone else. 

Kondas: Probably Mark Giordano – he was my favourite defencemen on my hometown (and my favourite) NHL team, the Calgary Flames, or Renata Fast. She’s probably one of the best skaters in the women’s game and can get herself out of any situation using her feet. I feel like she’d make my job easy!