Saara Tuominen

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Saara Tuominen
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Born (1986-01-01) January 1, 1986 (age 28)
Ylöjärvi, Finland
Height 5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Position Forward
Shoots Left
WCHA team Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs (2006–10)
National team  Finland
Playing career –present
Saara Tuominen
Medal record
Women's ice hockey
Competitor for  Finland
Winter Universiade
Silver 2011 Turkey Tournament
Olympic Games
Bronze 2010 Vancouver Tournament
IIHF World Women's Championships
Bronze 2009 Finland Tournament
Canada Cup (women's)
Bronze 2009 Canada Tournament

Saara Elisa Tuominen (born January 1, 1986) is a female ice hockey player. At the 2006 Torino Olympics, Tuominen competed for Finland. scoring one goal and four assists.[1] She was an assistant captain for Finland's women's ice hockey team at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver where the Finns won the bronze medal.

She graduated in 2010 from the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) and was a three-year captain for the UMD Bulldogs, NCAA Division I national champions in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2008 and 2010. She was a 2009 and 2010 WCHA All-Academic Team member, a 2008 All-WCHA Third Team selection and a member of the 2007 All-WCHA Rookie Team.

Playing career[edit]

After graduation, she joined the Minnesota Whitecaps for their 2010–11 season. On October 8, against former WCHA rival Minnesota Golden Gophers, Tuominen scored a goal.[2] The following day, against former WCHA rival St. Cloud State, she scored a goal.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Event Goals Assists Points Shots PIM +/-
2010 Winter Olympics 0 1 1 1 12 -3

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Awards and honors[edit]

  • Saara Tuominen, 2008 All-WCHA Third Team[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Saara Tuominen Biography and Olympic Results | Olympics at". Sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2012-08-23. 
  2. ^ http://www.gophersports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=38867&SPID=3323&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=8400&ATCLID=205008977[dead link]
  3. ^ "Welcome to". Collegehockeystats.net. 2005-02-12. Retrieved 2012-08-23. 
  4. ^ "vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics | Olympic Videos, Photos, News". Vancouver2010.com. Retrieved 2012-08-23. 
  5. ^ "vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics | Olympic Videos, Photos, News". Vancouver2010.com. Retrieved 2012-08-23. 
  6. ^ "vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics | Olympic Videos, Photos, News". Vancouver2010.com. Retrieved 2012-08-23. 
  7. ^ "vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics | Olympic Videos, Photos, News". Vancouver2010.com. Retrieved 2012-08-23. 
  8. ^ "vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics | Olympic Videos, Photos, News". Vancouver2010.com. Retrieved 2012-08-23. 
  9. ^ "Memorable Moments". Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs Athletics. Retrieved 8 June 2010.