Vicki Bendus

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Vicki Bendus
Born (1989-04-17) April 17, 1989 (age 25)
Wasaga Beach, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 2 in (157 cm)
Weight 110 lb (50 kg; 7 st 12 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Right
CHA team Mercyhurst
National team  Canada
Playing career 2007–present

Vicki Bendus (born April 17, 1989) is a hockey player for the Mercyhurst Lakers women's ice hockey program. She was the winner of the 2010 Patty Kazmaier Award, awarded to the top player in women's NCAA hockey. She was also selected for the Canadian national women's team that will compete in the 2010 Four Nations Cup. Bendus was the leading scorer at the 2011 MLP Cup. In the 2011 CWHL Draft, she was selected fourth overall.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Mercyhurst[edit]

  • During the 2008–09 Mercyhurst Lakers women's ice hockey season, Bendus was named assistant captain. She had a seven-game point scoring streak from Nov. 14 through Dec. 12, and registered four multiple-point contests and two game-winners during that span. She recorded a goal in four straight games from Nov. 21 through Dec. 6. From Feb. 13 through Feb. 27, she recorded 10 assists in five-game span.
  • On March 13, 2010, Bendus scored the 50th career goal of her career in the win over the Boston University Terriers. She is now the 8th Laker to have at least 50 goals in a career.[2]
  • In addition, Bendus is also a member of the Mercyhurst women’s golf team. In the 2008-09 golf season, she helped the Lakers get to NCAA Division I Golf national final.[3]

Hockey Canada[edit]

Bendus won a gold medal at the Canada Winter Games with Team Ontario in 2007. On January 10, 2010, Bendus scored a goal and added two assists for the Canadian national women's under-22 team in the gold medal game of the 2010 MLP Cup. Canada defeated Switzerland, 9-0 in Ravensburg, Germany. The Canadian team won all four of their games by a combined score of 24-4, and secured their seventh goal medal in the past eight years. In three games, Bendus, Jesse Scanzano and Bailey Bram (from the Mercyhurst Lakers women's ice hockey team) combined for seven goals and 18 points.[4] Benuds and Bram were tied for the tournament lead in scoring, and Bendus was named the tournament's top forward.[5]

On October 6, 2010, Bendus was selected to play for the National Women's Team that will play in the 2010 Four Nations Cup.[6] Bendus scored one of the six goals in the gold medal game of the 2011 MLP Cup.[7] In addition, she was the captain of the team. She travelled to Bratislava, Slovakia to participate in the 2011 IIHF High Performance Women's Camp from July 4–12.[8] In the third game of the 2011 IIHF Eight Nations Tournament, Bendus registered a hat trick and added one assist in an 11-0 shoutout over Slovakia.[9]

Career stats[edit]

Mercyhurst[edit]

Year Games Played Goals Assists Points Power Play Goals Short Handed Goals
2007-08 37 11 21 32 3 1
2008-09 37 11 30 41 4 2
2009-10

[10]

Hockey Canada[edit]

Year Games Played Goals Assists Points Penalty Minutes Power Play Goals
2010 Four Nations Cup 4 2 5 7 0 1

[11]

See also[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

CHA Player of the Week[edit]

  • CHA Player of the Week (October 6, 2009)[12]
  • CHA Player of the Week (November 30, 2009)[13]
  • CHA Player of the Week (January 4, 2010)[14]
  • CHA Player of the Week (January 18, 2010)[15]
  • CHA Player of the Week (Week of December 6, 2010)[16]

CHA awards[edit]

  • 2010 CHA Player of the Year[17]
  • 2009-10 Pre-Season All-CHA Team
  • 2009-10 CHA Scoring champion
  • 2010 All-CHA First Team[18]
  • 2010-11 First Team All-CHA selection[19]

NCAA awards[edit]

  • NCAA leader, 2009-10 season, Short handed goals (tied), 5[20]
  • 2010 Patty Kazmaier Award[21]
  • Vicki Bendus, 2010 NCAA Elite 88 Award (awarded to student-athlete with the highest grade point average participating at an NCAA Championship event)[22]
  • 2010 Women's RBK Hockey Division I All-America Team[23]
  • 2011 Patty Kazmaier Award Nominee[24]

Other[edit]

  • Top Forward, 2010 MLP Cup
  • June 2010: First Team CoSIDA / ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American[25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.cwhl.ca/news.asp?id=76
  2. ^ http://www.hurstathletics.com/news/2010/3/18/WHOCK_0318100612.aspx
  3. ^ "2008-2009 Women's Golf Roster". Retrieved 7 April 2010. 
  4. ^ http://www.hurstathletics.com/news/2010/1/10/WHOCK_0110104229.aspx
  5. ^ http://www.hockeycanada.ca/index.php/ci_id/70202/la_id/1.htm
  6. ^ http://www.hockeycanada.ca/index.php/ci_id/16980/la_id/1/ss_id/146275/nr_id/147138.htm
  7. ^ http://www.hockeycanada.ca/index.php/ci_id/157110/la_id/1.htm
  8. ^ http://www.hockeycanada.ca/index.php/ci_id/170791/la_id/1.htm
  9. ^ http://www.hockeycanada.ca/index.php/ci_id/75138/la_id/1/game_id/172973/season_id/172882/ss_id/170713/
  10. ^ http://www.uscho.com/stats/player.php?pid=5924&gender=w
  11. ^ http://hockeycanada56.prismx.net/index.php?ci_id=75136&la_id=1&player_id=95362&profile_id=147151&season_id=146510&ss_id=146275
  12. ^ http://hurstathletics.com/news/2009/10/6/WHOCK_1006090325.aspx
  13. ^ http://www.chawomenshockey.com/news/2009/11/30/WHOCK_1130095114.aspx
  14. ^ http://www.hurstathletics.com/news/2010/1/4/WHOCK_0104105745.aspx
  15. ^ http://www.chawomenshockey.com/awards.aspx?aow=91&path=whockey
  16. ^ http://www.chawomenshockey.com/news/2010-11/Dec_6_2010.pdf
  17. ^ http://www.chawomenshockey.com/documents/2010/3/4/200910chaotyrelease.pdf?id=371
  18. ^ http://www.chawomenshockey.com/documents/2010/3/4/2009-10_CHA_All-league_teams.pdf?id=373
  19. ^ http://hurstathletics.com/news/2011/3/3/WHOCK_0303110903.aspx
  20. ^ http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/w_icehockey_rb/2011/DI.pdf
  21. ^ http://www.hurstathletics.com/news/2010/3/20/WHOCK_0320105218.aspx
  22. ^ http://www.hurstathletics.com/news/2010/3/18/WHOCK_0318101119.aspx
  23. ^ 2009–10 NCAA Division I women's ice hockey season#All-America honors
  24. ^ http://www.wcha.com/women/presarch/201102/feb21kaz.php
  25. ^ http://www.hurstathletics.com/news/2010/6/10/WHOCK_0610101910.aspx
Preceded by
Jessie Vetter (2009)
Patty Kazmaier Award
2010
Succeeded by
Meghan Duggan (2011)