Tammy Shewchuk-Dryden

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Tammy Shewchuk-Dryden
Born (1977-12-31) December 31, 1977 (age 36)
Saint-Laurent, QC, CAN
Height 5 ft 4 in (163 cm)
Weight 135 lb (61 kg; 9 st 9 lb)
Position Forward
ECAC team Harvard
National team  Canada
Playing career 1994–2002

Tammy Lee "Barbie" Shewchuk (born December 31, 1977 in Saint-Laurent, Quebec) is a women's ice hockey player. Shewchuk was a member of the 2000 and 2001 gold medal teams at the Women’s World Hockey Championships. She also competed at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and contributed with two points (a goal and an assist) as Canada captured the Gold Medal.[1] The Olympic gold medal was particularly special for Shewchuk as she was a late cut for the 1998 Olympic team.

Playing career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Prior to the 2002 Olympics, Shewchuk was setting records. The New Year’s Eve baby was the first female non-goaltender to play in the renowned Québec PeeWee tournament.[2] The first boys team she competed with was the Lac St-Louis Lions in 1994 as a forward and the only female on the team.[3] She also played for Team Quebec at the 1991 and 1995 Canada Winter Games.[4] Shewchuk attended and played hockey for The Taft School and Harvard University.

Harvard Crimson[edit]

During the 2000-01 season, Shewchuk led the NCAA in assists per game with 1.48.[5] At the time of her graduation from Harvard, Shewchuk was the NCAA’s all-time leading scorer.[6] Shewchuk set records for goals (160), career assists (147), and career points (307). In 1998-99, Shewchuk was named a First-Team All-American and led Harvard to the College Hockey Championship. For her contributions, Shewchuk earned Harvard’s John Dooley Award for combining sportsmanship, enthusiasm, and devotion to hockey.

Personal[edit]

She graduated from Harvard University with a degree in English literature.[7] Tammy has since coached hockey at Lawrenceville School and Wesleyan University. She is married to Michael Dryden, son of hockey hall of famer Ken Dryden.

Awards and honors[edit]

  • United States College Hockey Online Offensive Player Of the Week (Week of November 24, 1998)[8]
  • Tammy Lee Shewchuk, 1999, 2000, 2001 ECAC All-Tournament team[9]
  • 1999 American Women's College Hockey Alliance All-Americans, First Team[10]
  • Top Three Finalist for 2001 Patty Kazmaier Award[11]
  • 2010 Inductee, Women's Beanpot Hall of Fame[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Canadian Gold 2002, p. 121, Andrew Podnieks, Fenn Publishing Company Ltd, Bolton, Ontario, Canada, 2002
  2. ^ Canadian Gold 2002, p. 121, Andrew Podnieks, Fenn Publishing Company Ltd, Bolton, Ontario, Canada, 2002
  3. ^ http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/sh/tammy-lee-shewchuk-1.html
  4. ^ Who's Who in Canadian Sport, Volume 4, p.402, Bob Ferguson, Fitzhenry and Whiteside Ltd., Markham, ON and Allston, MA, ISBN 1-55041-855-6
  5. ^ http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/w_icehockey_rb/2011/DI.pdf
  6. ^ Canadian Gold 2002, p. 121, Andrew Podnieks, Fenn Publishing Company Ltd, Bolton, Ontario, Canada, 2002
  7. ^ http://www.ukemonde.com/shewchuk/indexnew.html
  8. ^ http://uscollegehockey.com/potw/19981999/w1124.html
  9. ^ http://www.ecachockey.com/women/tournament/Women_All-Tournament_Teams.pdf
  10. ^ http://www.ahcahockey.com/news/women4799.html
  11. ^ http://www.wcha.com/sports/w-hockey/spec-rel/030507aac.html
  12. ^ http://www.beanpothockey.com/women/hall.html