Bobbi-Jo Slusar

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Bobbi-Jo Slusar
Born (1985-06-06) June 6, 1985 (age 29)
Swift Current, SK, CAN
Height 5 ft 4 in (163 cm)
Weight 140 lb (64 kg; 10 st 0 lb)
Position Defense
WCHA
CWHL
WWHL team
Wisconsin Badgers (2003-07)
Brampton Thunder (2007-10)
Strathmore Rockies (2010-11)
National team  Canada
Playing career 2007–present

Bobbi-Jo Slusar (born June 6, 1985 in Swift Current, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian ice hockey player. She plays for Team Alberta CWHL in the Canadian Women's Hockey League for the 2011-12 season.

Slusar was a member of the Canada women's national ice hockey team from 2006 to 2008.[1] Currently, she played for the Brampton Thunder[2] in the Canadian Women's Hockey League (CWHL) and competed in the 2010 Clarkson Cup. During the 2010-11 season, she competed for the Strathmore Rockies of the WWHL. She was drafted 9th overall by the Team Alberta CWHL in the 2011 CWHL Draft.[3]

Playing career[edit]

Slusar played for Team Western in 2000. The following year, Slusar claimed a bronze medal with Team West at the 2001 National Women's Under 18 challenge.[4] In 2002, she helped Notre Dame win the provincial Midget AAA championship. During the same year, Slusar participated with Saskatchewan at the 2002 Esso Women's Nationals finishing fifth. In addition, Slusar was the captain of the Saskatchewan Provincial Team in 2003. She captained Saskatchewan to a bronze medal at the 2003 Canada Winter Games. In high school, she played for Athol Murray College of Notre Dame. The team won the Western Shield Championship in 2002, and Slusar was captain of the team in 2003.

Hockey Canada[edit]

Slusar played for Team Canada on numerous occasions. She was a member of the Canadian National Under 22 team and played in the Air Canada Cup every year from 2003 to 2007.[5] In November 2006, she played with Team Canada in the 4 Nations Cup. It was her international debut with the Canadian National Women’s Team. She was selected to play for Canada at the 2010 Four Nations Cup.[6]

Wisconsin Badgers[edit]

Slusar won 2 NCAA championships with the Wisconsin Badgers women's ice hockey program in 2006 and 2007. She was the Badgers team captain for the 2006-07 season.

Career stats[edit]

Note: GP= Games played; G= Goals; A= Assists; PTS = Points; PIM = Penalties in Minutes; PPL = Power Play Goals; SHG = Short Handed Goals

Year GP G A Pts PPL SHG
2003-04 Wisconsin 27 3 7 10 1 0
2004-05 Wisconsin 35 1 8 9 1 0
2005-06 Wisconsin 39 12 28 40 6 0
2006-07 Wisconsin 39 11 22 33 6 0

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Year GP G A Pts PIM
2007 Four Nations Cup 4 0 2 2 0
2008 Esso Women’s Nationals 3 0 2 2 4

[8]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Notre Dame Hounds MVP in 2002-03
  • 2005-06 NCAA All-Tournament Team
  • 2005-06 NCAA First Team All-American
  • 2005-06 WCHA First All-Star Team
  • 2005-06 WCHA Defensive Player of the year[9]
  • Top Ten Finalist, 2006 Patty Kazmaier Award[10]
  • 2006-07 NCAA Second Team All-American
  • 2006-07 WCHA Second All-Star Team
  • 2007 European Air Canada Cup, Tournament All-Star team[11]
  • CWHL Second All-Star Team, 2008–09 and 2009–10
  • CWHL All-Rookie Team, 2007–08

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