Dana Antal

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Dana Antal
Born (1977-04-19) April 19, 1977 (age 37)
Saskatoon, SK, CAN
Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight 141 lb (64 kg; 10 st 1 lb)
Position Forward
Shot Right
ECAC
WWHL team
Cornell
Calgary Oval X-Treme
National team  Canada
Playing career 2001–2005

Dana Antal (born April 19, 1977 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) is a women's ice hockey player. She won a gold medal with Canada at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Prior to joining the Canadian national team, she played collegiate hockey for Cornell University. In her first season, she was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Year, and was the team's leading scorer. Antal also played for the Calgary Oval X-Treme in the Western Women's Hockey League.

Playing career[edit]

Minor hockey[edit]

Growing up in Esterhazy, Saskatchewan, Antal played minor hockey on local boys' teams until bantam (15 & under), as at the time, there were no girls' teams in the area.

College hockey[edit]

After completing her minor hockey career, Antal was offered a scholarship to play hockey at Cornell University.

Club hockey[edit]

On March 22, 1998, Dana Antal scored at 5:31 of a 10 minute overtime period on a pass from Jennifer Botterill as Team Alberta (represented by the Calgary Oval X-Treme) defeated Team Ontario (represented by the Beatrice Aeros) by a 3-2 mark to win the Esso Nationals.[1] In the tournament, Antal scored two goals and added an assist at the games. She scored a goal in the 2003 Esso Women's National Hockey Championship to help Team Alberta win the Abby Hoffman Cup.

International play[edit]

Dana Antal
Medal record
Women's ice hockey
Competitor for Canada Canada
Olympic games
Gold 2002 Salt Lake City
World championships
Gold 2001 Minneapolis
Gold 2004 Halifax

Antal was a member of the Canadian National Team that won gold at the Women’s World Hockey Championships in 2001. She was selected to the team in 2000 but was unable to play. She was a member of the Canadian Olympic Team that won a gold medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Most Sportsmanlike, 1998 Esso National championships[1]
  • Player of the game, 2003 Esso Women's National Hockey Championship [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "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. 
  2. ^ "Esso Canadian National Championships 2003". Ontario Women's Hockey Association. March 16, 2003. Retrieved 6 April 2010.