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Singer Avril Lavigne recalls life as a hockey star

Updated: December 3, 2011, 8:05 AM ET
By Jared Zwerling

Long before she sang about "Sk8r Boi," Avril Lavrigne was a skater girl.

The goal-oriented Canadian hit the ice not long after she learned to walk, and by age 10 she was playing in the boys' hockey league in her small town of Napanee, Ontario. She went on to play for the girls' hockey and baseball teams at Napanee District High School.

But at age 16, she hung up her skates after signing a recording contract, and by 17 she had broken onto the music scene with ...

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