Becky Kellar-Duke

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Becky Kellar-Duke
Born (1975-01-01) January 1, 1975 (age 39)
Hagersville, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
CWHL team Burlington Barracudas
National team  Canada
Playing career 1997–2010

Becky Kellar (born January 1, 1975 in Hagersville, Ontario) is a women's ice hockey player. She currently plays for Burlington in the Canadian Women's Hockey League.

Kellar played defence for the Canadian women's team at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin. She also participated in the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano as well as the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City. She was named to the Canadian team for the 2010 Winter Olympics and will be one of four Canadian women to participate in all four Olympic tournaments along with Hayley Wickenheiser, Jennifer Botterill and Jayna Hefford.[1] Kellar was the oldest player in the 2010 gold medal game. She was the first player on the Canadian national women's hockey team to have children.

Playing career[edit]

Kellar played ringette as a child, before switching over to hockey. Becky Kellar competed for Team Ontario at the National Under 18 Championships in 1993. She led Team Ontario to the Gold Medal and was selected as the Most Valuable Player.[2] Kellar played with the Beatrice Aeros in 1998 and participated in the championship game of the Esso Nationals, netting an assist.[3]

She played for the Brown Bears women's ice hockey program at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island from 1993–1997 and has an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University.[4] While at Brown, she played second base on the softball team. She was a First Team All-Ivy League selection at softball in 1995 and 1997.[5] She was inducted into the Brown Athletics Hall of Fame in April 2005.[6]

She later played for the Burlington Barracudas of the Canadian Women's Hockey League. In the 2007-08 and 2008–09 seasons, she was voted the CWHL Top Defender and a CWHL Central All-Star. On September 14, 2010, Hockey Canada announced that Kellar, along with three other players retired from international hockey.[7]

Kellar is married and lives in Burlington, Ontario. She welcomed her first son, Owen, on October 22, 2004, and her second son, Zachary, on January 25, 2007.

Career stats[edit]

Hockey Canada[edit]

Event Games played Goals Assists Points PIM
1998 Olympics 6 1 1 2 2
1999 Women's World Championships 5 1 0 1 6
2000 Women's World Championships 5 2 2 4 0
2001 Women's World Championships 5 1 2 3 2
2002 Olympics 5 0 1 1 6
2004 Women's World Championships 4 0 0 0 0
2005 Women's World Championships 5 0 2 2 4
2006 Olympics 5 0 1 1 2
2008 Women's World Championships 5 1 4 5 0
2009 Women's World Championships 5 0 0 0 4
2010 Olympics 5 0 3 3 6

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Awards and honors[edit]

  • CWHL Top Defender, 2007–08 and 2008–09
  • CWHL First All-Star Team, 2008–09
  • CWHL Central All-Stars, 2007–08
  • 1996 ECAC All-Tournament team[9]
  • 1996 ECAC Honor Roll[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Becky Kellar going back to Olympics". Simcoe Reformer. 2009-12-21. Retrieved 2010-01-25. 
  2. ^ Canadian Gold 2010, Andrew Podnieks, p. 148, Fenn Publishing, Toronto, Canada, ISBN 978-1-55168-384-3
  3. ^ "Alberta downs Ontario 3-2 in Overtime in Gold Medal Final to win 1998 Esso Women’s Nationals Hockey Championship". Hockey Canada. March 22, 1998. Retrieved 28 June 2010. 
  4. ^ Funston, Mike (2007-01-18). "Ultimate hockey mom expecting to repeat feat". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2010-01-26. 
  5. ^ "All-Time All-Ivy: Softball". Ivy League Sports. Retrieved 9 April 2010. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Becky Kellar '97 named to Brown Athletics Hall of Fame". Brown University. 2005-04-01. Retrieved 2010-01-26. 
  7. ^ "Four vets retire from women's hockey team". Montreal Gazette. 2010-09-15. Retrieved 2010-09-15. 
  8. ^ Collins gem Hockey Facts and Stats 2009-10, p. 19, Andrew Podnieks, Harper Collins Publishers Ltd, Toronto, Canada, ISBN 978-1-55468-621-6.
  9. ^ http://www.ecachockey.com/women/tournament/Women_All-Tournament_Teams.pdf
  10. ^ http://www.whockey.com/univ/ecac/1996/usatoday_shcf.html