Cassie Campbell

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Cassie Campbell
Born (1973-11-22) November 22, 1973 (age 47)
Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Weight 134 lb (61 kg; 9 st 8 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Calgary Oval X-Treme
Toronto Aeros
Mississauga Chiefs
National team  Canada
Playing career 1990–2006
Medal record
Representing  Canada
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2002 Salt Lake City Tournament
Gold medal – first place 2006 Turin Tournament
Silver medal – second place 1998 Nagano Tournament
IIHF World Women's Championships
Gold medal – first place 1994 United States Tournament
Gold medal – first place 1997 Canada Tournament
Gold medal – first place 1999 Finland Tournament
Gold medal – first place 2000 Canada Tournament
Gold medal – first place 2001 United States Tournament
Gold medal – first place 2004 Canada Tournament
Silver medal – second place 2005 Sweden Tournament

Cassie Dawin[1] Campbell-Pascall, CM (born November 22, 1973) is a former Canadian ice hockey player and broadcaster for Sportsnet. Born in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Cassie grew up in Brampton, Ontario, playing for the Brampton Canadettes.[2] She was the captain of the Canadian women's ice hockey team during the 2002 Winter Olympics and led the team to a gold medal. The left winger took on the role of captain again in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, and again successfully led her team to the Gold Medal with a 4 – 1 win over Sweden.

Cassie was also captain of the Calgary Oval X-Treme, a team in the Western Women's Hockey League. Campbell has also played for the Toronto Aeros and the Mississauga Chiefs.

She has done modeling, and hosted women's hockey segments on TSN's hockey broadcasts. She attended high school at North Park Secondary School Brampton, and is an alumna of the University of Guelph, in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Her charity work among communities in the greater Toronto area has been well received, and she is known as a great role model and humanitarian.

In honour of Cassie Campbell's success, the City of Brampton and Mayor Susan Fennell named a new Recreation Centre, the Cassie Campbell Community Centre, which officially opened in 2007. The Hockey Canada Board and Wayne Gretzky attended the unveiling. She had moonlighted as a very woke political commentator during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Retirement from hockey[edit]

Cassie Campbell retired from competitive hockey on August 30, 2006.[3] She then joined Hockey Night in Canada as a rinkside reporter, becoming (on October 14, 2006) the first woman to do colour commentary on a Hockey Night in Canada broadcast.[4] She filled in when Harry Neale was snowed in at his home in Buffalo.[5] She launched her own website in the spring of 2008, and is a spokesperson for Scotiabank. She appears at corporate events for Scotiabank and contributed to a blog on the Scotia Hockey Club website.[6]

On November 22, 2009, Campbell ran a leg in the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch relay, through the town of Cavendish, Prince Edward Island.[7]

On November 26, 2013, after Rogers Communications secured a $5.2 billion deal with the National Hockey League for 12 years. Campbell then joined Sportsnet's broadcast team, in addition to her Hockey Night in Canada role.

During the 2010, 2014 Winter Olympics and 2018 Winter Olympics,[8] Campbell provided colour commentary for women's hockey. She was inducted into the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame in 2012.[9]

Prior to the 2018 Clarkson Cup finals, Cassie Campbell-Pascall resigned from her role as a CWHL Governor.[10] She also reported that she wanted to resign from the league in 2016, but stayed on at the request of the league. During the two years, her biggest involvement had been helping to secure sponsorships for the league.


She also works as a motivational speaker for Speakers Spotlight, The Lavin Agency and The Sweeney Agency. Campbell is also the author of a book which was released in October 2007. The book is titled H.E.A.R.T., a book co-written with Lorna Schultz Nicholson.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Campbell was born in Richmond Hill, Ontario and raised in Brampton, Ontario. She is related to Lucy Maud Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables.[12]

Campbell is married to Brad Pascall, an assistant general manager of the NHL's Calgary Flames.[13] She gave birth to her first child, Brooke Violet, on November 17, 2010.[14][15]

In 2007, Campbell was inducted into the Canada Sports Hall of Fame, the same year as Doug Flutie. The June 2007 issue of Chatelaine magazine featured Campbell on its cover for the second time.

On June 16, 2011, Campbell received an honorary degree from the University of Guelph.[16]

On June 25, 2012, Campbell received the Order of Hockey in Canada.[17] She was presented with the Canadian Women's Hockey League Humanitarian of the Year Award in March 2014. The award was presented to Campbell by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.[18] On June 30, 2016, Campbell was made a Member of the Order of Canada by Governor General David Johnston for "contributions to Canadian women's hockey as a player, broadcaster and role model." [19]

The Cassie Campbell Community Centre in Brampton, Ontario is named in her honour.

During May 2018, Campbell-Pascall was part of a group of four female athletes, including Fran Rider, Jen Kish and Kerrin Lee-Gartner to publicly pledge their brain to a Canadian research centre. The posthumous donation shall be made to Toronto Western Hospital's Canadian Concussion Centre to further research on the effect of trauma on women's brains.[20]

Awards and honours[edit]


  1. ^ "Cassie Campbell Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Archived from the original on 2020-04-17. Retrieved 2019-04-05.
  2. ^ "Cassie Campbell-Pascall | The Canadian Encyclopedia". Retrieved 2021-03-10.
  3. ^ "Cassie Campbell retires from national team". The Globe and Mail. Toronto. 2006-08-30. Archived from the original on 2020-06-05. Retrieved 2009-11-23.
  4. ^ a b Hall, M. Ann (2008). Immodest and Sensational: 150 Years of Canadian Women in Sport. Toronto: James Lorimer & Company Ltd. ISBN 978-1-55277-021-4.
  5. ^ "Cassie Campbell makes history as HNIC analyst". CBC Sports. 2006-10-14. Retrieved 2009-11-23.
  6. ^
  7. ^ The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (2009-11-22). "Stories from the Road: Day 24 – Alternative Mode of Transportation in Summerside". Archived from the original on 2009-11-18. Retrieved 2009-11-23.
  8. ^ "Cassie Campbell-Pascall - CBC Media Centre".
  9. ^ a b "Cassie Campbell". Retrieved 25 September 2014.
  10. ^ Ken Campbell (20 March 2018). "Cassie Campbell-Pascall resigns as CWHL governor ahead of league's marquee weekend". The Hockey News. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  11. ^ Campbell, Cassie. H.E.A.R.T. ASIN 1551683156.
  12. ^ a b Ferguson, Bob (2005). Who's Who in Canadian Sport. 5. Markham, ON and Allston, MA: Fitzhenry and Whiteside Ltd. p. 66. ISBN 978-1-55041-855-2.
  13. ^
  14. ^ "HNIC's Campbell-Pascall has baby girl". The Canadian Press. November 17, 2010.
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-04-08. Retrieved 2011-07-14.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  16. ^ "Guelph Breaking News - Guelph's Online Newspaper".
  17. ^ "Wayne Gretzky, Jean Beliveau among Order of Hockey recipients". CBC News. April 10, 2012.
  18. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-03-21. Retrieved 2014-05-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  19. ^ a b "Canada's Honour Roll". The Globe and Mail. June 30, 2016.
  20. ^ Morgan Campbell (10 May 2018). "Four high-profile Canadians to donate their brains for research into concussion effects in women". Toronto Star. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  21. ^ "Wayne Gretzky, Jean Beliveau among Order of Hockey recipients". CBC News. April 10, 2012.
Preceded by
Therese Brisson (1999-2001)
Captain, Cdn National Women's Hockey Team
Succeeded by
Hayley Wickenheiser (2007-2017)

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