List of Olympic women's ice hockey players for Canada

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The gold medal winning Canadian women's ice hockey team celebrates at the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Women's ice hockey tournaments have been staged at the Olympic Games since 1998.[1] Six goaltenders and thirty-eight skaters have played for Canada.

Men's ice hockey had been introduced at the 1920 Summer Olympics, and added to the Winter Olympic Games in 1924.[2] In July 1992, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) voted to approve women's hockey as an Olympic event to first be held at the 1998 Winter Olympics.[1][3] Until 1998, women's hockey had been dominated by Canada's national team. Canadian teams had won every World Championship; however, by 1997, the American team had improved and was evenly matched with Canada. In thirteen games played between the two teams in 1997, Canada won seven and the United States won six. Canada and the United States dominated the preliminary round of the 1998 tournament, and in their head-to-head match up, the United States won 7–4.[4] The two teams met in the gold medal final, which the United States won 3–1.[5] The Canadian and American teams continued their rivalry, and in a rematch between the two at the 2002 Winter Olympics, Canada won 3–2. In 2006, the Canadian team started the tournament by outscoring opponents 36–1 over three games. American defenceman Angela Ruggiero accused the team of running up the score and warned that the event's Olympic status could be called into question due to a perceived lack of competitive teams.[6][7][8] In the final, Canada beat Sweden to claim their second consecutive gold medal.[9][10] In 2010, the Canadian and American teams outscored opponents in the preliminary round by 41-2 and 31-1 margins, respectively.[11] This brought on more criticism about uneven competition.[12] René Fasel said the IIHF would consider adding a mercy rule to future tournaments.[13] In the gold medal game, Canada defeated the American team 2-0 to win their third consecutive gold.[11]

Canada has won three gold medals and one silver medal in women's hockey.[14][15] One player has been inducted into the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Hall of Fame and one into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame. The Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame has inducted the 2002 and 2006 gold medal winning teams. Four women have participated in all four tournaments and won four medals (three gold and one silver)—Jennifer Botterill, Jayna Hefford, Becky Kellar and Hayley Wickenheiser. Wickenheiser is the all-time leading scorer in the women's tournament at the Olympics, with 16 goals, 29 assists and 45 points.[16][17]

Key[edit]

Goaltenders[edit]

Charline Labonté won gold medals in 2006 and 2010.
Kim St-Pierre was part of all three gold medal winning teams.
Player 1998
2002
2006
2010
GP
W
L
T
SO
Min
GA
GAA
Medals Notes Ref.
Labonté, CharlineCharline Labonté Green tickY Green tickY 4 3 0 0 2 200 2 0.60  Gold (2006)
 Gold (2010)
COHOF (2012) [21]
[22]
Reddon, LesleyLesley Reddon Green tickY 3 2 1 1 0 151 9 3.58  Silver (1998) [23]
Rhéaume, ManonManon Rhéaume Green tickY 4 2 0 1 1 208 4 1.15  Silver (1998) [23]
St-Pierre, KimKim St-Pierre Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 8 8 0 0 4 460 6 0.78  Gold (2002)
 Gold (2006)
 Gold (2010)
COHOF (2009, 2012) [24]
[21]
[22]
Small, Sami JoSami Jo Small Green tickY 1 1 0 0 1 60 0 0.00  Gold (2002) COHOF (2009) [24]
Szabados, ShannonShannon Szabados Green tickY 3 3 0 0 2 180 1 0.33  Gold (2010) [22]

Skaters[edit]

Jennifer Botterill was a member of all four women's teams.
Cassie Campbell is the only Canadian player to be captain of multiple teams.[25]
Hayley Wickenheiser is the all-time leading scorer in the women's event and was named tournament MVP twice.[17]
Colleen Sostorics won gold medals with the 2002, 2006 and 2010 teams.
Player 1998
2002
2006
2010
GP
G
A
P
PIM
Medals Notes Ref.
Agosta, MeghanMeghan Agosta Green tickY Green tickY 10 12 7 19 4  Gold (2006)
 Gold (2010)
COHOF (2012) [21]
[22]
Antal, DanaDana Antal Green tickY 5 2 1 3 2  Gold (2002) COHOF (2009) [26]
Apps, GillianGillian Apps Green tickY Green tickY 10 10 11 21 16  Gold (2006)
 Gold (2010)
COHOF (2012) [21]
[22]
Bechard, KellyKelly Bechard Green tickY 5 0 1 1 2  Gold (2002) COHOF (2009) [26]
Bonhomme, TessaTessa Bonhomme Green tickY 5 2 2 4 0  Gold (2010) [22]
Botterill, JenniferJennifer Botterill Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 21 4 11 15 12  Silver (1998)
 Gold (2002)
 Gold (2006)
 Gold (2010)
COHOF (2009, 2012) [21]
[26]
[27]
Brisson, ThereseThérèse Brisson Green tickY Green tickY 11 7 4 11 12  Silver (1998)
 Gold (2002)
COHOF (2009) [26]
[27]
Campbell, CassieCassie Campbell Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 16 3 7 10 12  Silver (1998)
 Gold (2002)
 Gold (2006)
Team Captain (2002, 2006)[25]
CSHOF (2007)
COHOF (2009, 2012)
[21]
[26]
[27]
Chartrand, IsabelleIsabelle Chartrand Green tickY 5 2 1 3 2  Gold (2002) COHOF (2009) [26]
Diduck, JudyJudy Diduck Green tickY 6 1 1 2 10  Silver (1998) [27]
Dupuis, LoriLori Dupuis Green tickY 5 1 1 2 4  Gold (2002) COHOF (2009) [26]
Ferrari, GillianGillian Ferrari Green tickY 5 0 0 0 0  Gold (2006) COHOF (2012) [21]
Goyette, DanielleDanielle Goyette Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 16 15 10 25 16  Silver (1998)
 Gold (2002)
 Gold (2006)
Flag bearer (2006)[28]
COHOF (2009, 2012)
[21]
[26]
[27]
Heaney, GeraldineGeraldine Heaney Green tickY Green tickY 11 2 6 8 2  Silver (1998)
 Gold (2002)
IIHFHOF (2008)
COHOF (2009)
[26]
[27]
Hefford, JaynaJayna Hefford Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 21 12 15 27 16  Silver (1998)
 Gold (2002)
 Gold (2006)
 Gold (2010)
COHOF (2009, 2012) [22]
[21]
[26]
[27]
Irwin, HaleyHaley Irwin Green tickY 5 4 1 5 4  Gold (2010) [22]
Johnston, RebeccaRebecca Johnston Green tickY 5 1 5 6 2  Gold (2010) [22]
Kellar, BeckyBecky Kellar Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 21 1 7 8 14  Silver (1998)
 Gold (2002)
 Gold (2006)
 Gold (2010)
COHOF (2009, 2012) [22]
[21]
[26]
[27]
Kingsbury, GinaGina Kingsbury Green tickY Green tickY 10 2 4 6 8  Gold (2006)
 Gold (2010)
COHOF (2012) [22]
[21]
MacLeod, CarlaCarla MacLeod Green tickY Green tickY 10 4 5 9 4  Gold (2006)
 Gold (2010)
COHOF (2012) [22]
[21]
McCormack, KathyKathy McCormack Green tickY 6 0 0 0 0  Silver (1998) [27]
Mikkelson, MeaghanMeaghan Mikkelson Green tickY 5 0 0 0 2  Gold (2010) [22]
Nystrom, KarenKaren Nystrom Green tickY 6 1 0 1 2  Silver (1998) [27]
Ouellette, CarolineCaroline Ouellette Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 15 8 17 26 12  Gold (2002)
 Gold (2006)
 Gold (2010)
COHOF (2009, 2012) [22]
[21]
[26]
Piper, CherieCherie Piper Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 15 15 15 30 0  Gold (2002)
 Gold (2006)
 Gold (2010)
COHOF (2009, 2012) [21]
[26]
Poulin, Marie-PhilipMarie-Philip Poulin Green tickY 5 5 2 7 2  Gold (2010) [22]
Pounder, CherylCheryl Pounder Green tickY Green tickY 10 2 2 4 6  Gold (2002)
 Gold (2006)
COHOF (2009, 2012) [21]
[26]
St-Louis, FranceFrance St-Louis Green tickY 6 1 2 3 0  Silver (1998) [27]
Schuler, LauraLaura Schuler Green tickY 6 0 0 0 4  Silver (1998) [27]
Shewchuk, Tammy LeeTammy Lee Shewchuk Green tickY 5 1 1 2 0  Gold (2002) COHOF (2009) [26]
Smith, FionaFiona Smith Green tickY 6 1 1 2 2  Silver (1998) [27]
Sostorics, ColleenColleen Sostorics Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 15 1 8 9 12  Gold (2002)
 Gold (2006)
 Gold (2010)
COHOF (2009, 2012) [22]
[21]
[26]
Sunohara, VickyVicky Sunohara Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 16 6 7 13 8  Silver (1998)
 Gold (2002)
 Gold (2006)
COHOF (2009, 2012) [21]
[26]
[27]
Vaillancourt, SarahSarah Vaillancourt Green tickY Green tickY 10 5 9 14 8  Gold (2006)
 Gold (2010)
COHOF (2012) [22]
[21]
Ward, CatherineCatherine Ward Green tickY 5 2 2 4 4  Gold (2010) [22]
Weatherston, KatieKatie Weatherston Green tickY 5 4 1 5 2  Gold (2006) COHOF (2012) [21]
Wickenheiser, HayleyHayley Wickenheiser Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 21 16 29 45 12  Silver (1998)
 Gold (2002)
 Gold (2006)
 Gold (2010)
Team Captain (2010)[29]
COHOF (2009, 2012)
[22]
[21]
[26]
[27]
Wilson, StacyStacy Wilson Green tickY 6 1 5 6 0  Silver (1998) Team Captain (1998)[30] [27]

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  30. ^ Howard, Johnette (1998-02-25). "Golden Girls". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2009-04-02. 

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