Gillian Apps

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Gillian Apps
Born (1983-11-02) November 2, 1983 (age 30)
North York, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Left
ECAC
CWHL team
Dartmouth (2002–07)
Brampton Thunder
National team  Canada
Playing career 2001–present

Gillian Mary Apps (born November 2, 1983) is a women's ice hockey player. She is the granddaughter of Hockey Hall of Fame member Syl Apps and the daughter of former National Hockey League player Syl Apps, Jr..

As a psychology major at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, United States, Apps was a member of her college's ice hockey team, competing in ECAC women's ice hockey. She is also a member of the Canada women's national ice hockey team, winning gold medals at the 2004 and 2007 World Ice Hockey Championships, and silver medals in that event in 2005, 2008, and 2009. She is a winner of gold medals with Team Canada at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada and the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

She currently competes for the Brampton Thunder in the Canadian Women's Hockey League.

Playing career[edit]

  • At the 2001 National Women’s Under-18 Hockey Challenge in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Apps was the captain of the gold medal winning Ontario Red squad. In 2001–02, Apps was a member of the Beatrice Aeros and won the Ontario senior women’s hockey championship.[1]
  • She graduated from Havergal College in Toronto in 2001, and played for the Toronto Aeros. During the 2000–01 NWHL season, Apps played with the Beatrice Aeros and finished tied for fifth in league scoring with 42 points.[2]
  • As a freshman with the Dartmouth Big Green women's ice hockey program in 2002, Apps accumulated 22 goals, 13 assists and 35 points. Apps ranked fourth on the Big Green in scoring. She was on an All-Freshman line with Tiffany Hagge and Cherie Piper.[3]

Career stats[edit]

Dartmouth[edit]

Year Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
2002–03 30 22 13 35 59
2003–04 23 22 13 35 69
2004–05 29 16 26 42 65
2006–07 31 30 16 46 88

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Hockey Canada[edit]

Event Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
2004 World Championships 5 4 0 4 10
2005 World Championships 5 4 2 6 8
2006 Olympics 5 7 7 14 14
2007 World Championships 5 1 3 4 4
2008 World Championships 5 1 0 1 1
2009 World Championships 5 2 1 3 3
2010 Olympics 5 3 4 7 10

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Awards and honors[edit]

  • Honorable mention All-Ivy selection (2003)
  • ECAC Hockey League Player of the Week on Nov 3, 2003
  • ECAC Hockey League Player of the Week on Nov 24, 2003
  • Named All-Ivy League second team (2004)
  • Named Honorable mention All-ECAC Hockey League (2004)
  • 2006–07 ECAC Coaches Preseason All-League Selection
  • 2006–07 ECAC Media Preseason All-League Selection[6]
  • ECAC Player of the Year (2007)
  • ECAC First-Team all-league honors (2007)
  • New England Hockey Writers Most Valuable Player (2007)
  • Top 10 Finalist for 2007 Patty Kazmaier Award[7]

Personal[edit]

She attended William Berczy Public School in Unionville, Ontario. Apps also participates in snowboarding, wakeboarding, golf, and soccer. She grew up playing girls hockey in the GTA. She attended Havergal College where she excelled as a female athlete. [8] Prior to the 2010 Olympics, Apps worked at the Royal Bank of Canada in an Olympians program, where she was called upon to meet clients or give motivational speeches to employees.[9]

Her brother, Syl Apps III was signed as a Free Agent by the Toronto Maple Leafs on July 22, 1999, although he never played a game with the Maple Leafs.[10] Her sister, Amy was a member of the Canadian National women’s soccer team[11] and an OUA All Star in 1998 and 1999.[12] Her cousin, Darren Barber, won a gold medal in coxed eights at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, as a member of the Canadian team.[13] Barber also competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, where he finished 4th.

On April 17, 2012, Apps (along with Meghan Agosta, Caroline Ouellette, Courtney Birchard, and head coach Dan Church took part in the opening face off of the playoff game between the Ottawa Senators and the New York Rangers at ScotiaBank Place.[14]

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