Erica Howe

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Erica Howe
Born (1992-07-17) July 17, 1992 (age 22)
Ottawa, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
CWHL team
Ottawa Lady Senators
Clarkson Golden Knights (2010-14)
Brampton Thunder
National team  Canada
Playing career 2008–present
Erica Howe
Medal record
Women's ice hockey
Competitor for  Canada
IIHF U18 Women's World
Gold 2010 United States Tournament
Women's 4 Nations Cup
Gold 2014 Canada Tournament
Nations Cup
Gold 2015 Germany 2015 Tournament

Erica Howe (born July 17, 1992) is an ice hockey goaltender for the Clarkson Golden Knights. As a member of the gold medal winning squad at the 2010 IIHF World Women's U18 Championship, a hockey card of her was featured in the Upper Deck 2010 World of Sports card series.[1] She was the first goaltender selected in the 2014 CWHL Draft, claimed by the Brampton Thunder. She made her debut with the Canada women's national ice hockey team at the 2014 4 Nations Cup.[2]

Playing career[edit]

Howe was the starting goaltender for the Ottawa Lady Senators of the Provincial Women's Hockey League in 2009–10.

Hockey Canada[edit]

She was an assistant captain for 2008 Team Ontario Red and was a member of the 2009 Gold-Medal winning Team Ontario Red at the Under-18 Nationals. Howe was invited to the 2009 Canadian Women’s Under-18 Team Strength and Conditioning Camp along with the 2009 Canadian Women’s Under-18 Selection Camp. In August 2009, she was a member of the Canadian Women’s Under-18 Team squad that participated in a three game series vs. Team USA. In April 2010, Howe was the goaltender for Canada at the Under-18 World Championship, as the Canadian team won the Gold Medal. To celebrate the gold medal win, she participated in the Canada Celebrates Event on June 30 in Edmonton, Alberta which recognized the Canadian Olympic and World hockey champions from the 2009–10 season .[3]


Howe joined the Clarkson Golden Knights women's ice hockey program in the autumn of 2010. She was also recruited by Vermont, Cornell, St. Lawrence, Connecticut and Brown.[4] On January 28, 2011, Howe had twenty-six saves vs. Quinnipiac (including eleven in the third period) in a 3-2 road win. The following day, she posted twenty saves in a 3-2 win vs. Princeton. With the two wins, she extended her winning streak to four games. During the month of October 2011, she played every second of goal for the Clarkson Golden Knights. She helped the Golden Knights enjoy a seven game unbeaten streak (4-0-3) while playing in two games with more than thirty saves.[5]

The 2013–14 Clarkson Golden Knights women's ice hockey season marked her final season with the program. Of note, she was the starting goaltender as Clarkson captured the 2014 NCAA National Collegiate Women's Ice Hockey Tournament.

Career stats[edit]

Hockey Canada[edit]

Year Event Team GP Min Wins Losses Ties GA GAA
2009 Under 18 Nationals Ontario Red 2 120 2 0 0 2 1.00



Year Games Played Minutes Goals Against Saves GAA Wins Losses Ties
2010-11 25 1440:20 45 584 1.87 10 7 5
2011-12 11 679.11 25 254 2.21 4 3 4


Awards and honors[edit]

  • ECAC Goaltender of the Week (Week of February 1, 2011)[8]
  • 2010–11 ECAC All-Rookie team[9]
  • ECAC Goaltender of the Week (Week of October 18, 2011)[10]
  • ECAC Goaltender of the Week (Week of October 25, 2011)[11]
  • ECAC Goaltender of the Month (Month of October 2011)[12]
  • ECAC Defensive Player of the week (Week of November 14, 2011)[13]
  • ECAC Goaltender of the Month (Month of November 2011)[14]
  • Nominee, 2012 ECAC Goaltender of the Year[15]
  • Finalist, ECAC Player of the Year (2011–12)[16]