Judy Diduck

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Judy Diduck
Born (1966-04-21) April 21, 1966 (age 49)
Edmonton, AB, CAN
Height 5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Weight 139 lb (63 kg; 9 st 13 lb)
Position Defence
WWHL
CIS team
Edmonton Chimos
Alberta Pandas
National team  Canada
Playing career 1990–1998

Judy Diduck (born April 21, 1966) was a member of the 1998 Canadian women’s Olympic hockey team. Her brother, Gerald Diduck played in the National Hockey League. In 2005, she was inducted into the Ringette Hall of Fame. Diduck was born in Edmonton, Alberta, but grew up in Sherwood Park, Alberta.

Playing career[edit]

Hockey[edit]

Diduck also played for the Edmonton Chimos. She played with the Chimos at the 1998 Esso Nationals and scored a goal in the bronze medal game. The Chimos would finish the tournament in fourth place.[1] Her final international tournament was the 1998 Winter Olympics, where women’s ice hockey was being contested officially for the first time. After retiring from Team Canada, she entered the University of Alberta. As a student, she played for the University of Alberta Pandas women's ice hockey program. Since 2005 she has worked as an assistant coach for the Pandas team.

Ringette[edit]

Diduck was one of the very first players to join ringette when the sport was first introduced to Alberta in Sherwood Park. From 1979 to 1983, Judy competed in the first five consecutive Canadian National Championships and she also played on the gold medal winning Team Alberta in the first World Championship in 1990 (which resulted in her being inducted in the Ringette Canada Hall of Fame in 2005 as a team member).

Career stats[edit]

Event Goals Assists Points Shots on goal +/-
1998 Olympics 1 2 3 7 1

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Awards and honors[edit]

  • Team Alberta Most Sportsmanlike Player, 2000 Esso Women's Nationals[3]
  • Judy Diduck, 2003 CIS Second Team All-Canadian
  • Judy Diduck, 2004 CIS First Team All-Canadian[4]
  • Ringette Canada Hall of Fame inudctee 2005 (as a team member)[5]
Preceded by
Krysty Lorenz (2000-02)
Alberta Pandas women's ice hockey Captain
2002-04
Succeeded by
Danielle Bourgeois (2004-05)

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