Cheryl Pounder

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Cheryl Pounder
Carol Huynh, Cheryl Pounder and Vicky Sunohara (3987475797).jpg
Carol Huynh, Cheryl Pounder and Vicky Sunohara
Born (1976-06-21) June 21, 1976 (age 40)
Montreal, QC, CAN
Height 5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Weight 145 lb (66 kg; 10 st 5 lb)
Position Defense
Shot Left
NWHL team
Laurier Golden Hawks
Beatrice Aeros
National team  Canada
Playing career 1994–2007

Cheryl Pounder (born June 21, 1976 in Montreal, Quebec) is a women's ice hockey player. Pounder plays defense for the Canadian Women's Hockey League's Mississauga Chiefs,[1] and competed in the 2002 and 2006 Winter Olympics.[2]

Cheryl Pounder attended high school at St. Martin Secondary School in Mississauga, Ontario. Cheryl Pounder was also the captain of the ice hockey team at Wilfrid Laurier University. Although born in Montreal, Cheryl Pounder lives in Mississauga, Ontario and calls that city her hometown. Cheryl Pounder was part of the team that won the Under-18 Canadian National women’s ice hockey championship. Pounder was also a member of the 1992 Women’s World Roller Hockey championship team.[3]

Pounder was a color commentator for the CBC coverage of the women's hockey tournament at the 2014 Winter Olympics.


With the Beatrice Aeros, Pounder competed in three Women’s Canadian National hockey championships from 1999 to 2001. The Aeros won bronze in 1999 and 2001, and won the gold in 2000.[3] Pounder was the Master of Ceremonies at the 2010 CWHL Draft.[4]


Cheryl is married and welcomed her first child, a girl on January 25, 2008.[1]

Career highlights[edit]

  • Two Olympic gold medals (2002, 2006)[2]
  • Five World Championship gold medals (1994, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004) and one silver (2005)
  • Seven Nations Cup gold medals (1996, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005) and one silver (2003)
  • All-Star selection, 2005 IIHF women's world hockey championships[5]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • CWHL First All-Star Team, 2008–09
  • Top Defender, Pool A, 2007 Esso Canadian Women's Nationals[6]
  • Top Defender at the 2002 Esso Canadian National Championship[7]
  • NWHL West First All-Star Team, 1999-00
  • COWHL Second All-Star Team, 1996–97

CIS honors[edit]

  • 1995-96 OUA Second Team All-Star
  • 1996-97 OUA Second Team All-Star
  • 1997-98 OUA First Team All-Star
  • 1998 Wilfrid Laurier athletics President's Award[8]
  • 2005 Inductee, Laurier Golden Hawk Hall of Fame[9]


  1. ^ a b Winer, David (2008-09-09). "Pounder invited to national team camp". Metroland Media Group. Retrieved 2010-02-21. 
  2. ^ a b Podnieks, Andrew. Canada's Olympic Hockey History 1920–2010. Toronto: Fenn Publishing. p. 242. ISBN 1-55168-323-7. 
  3. ^ a b Who's Who in Canadian Sport, Volume 4, p.356, Bob Ferguson, Fitzhenry and Whiteside Ltd., Markham, ON and Allston, MA, ISBN 1-55041-855-6
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-10-17. Retrieved 2010-09-27. 
  5. ^ Collins gem Hockey Facts and Stats 2009-10, p.545, Andrew Podnieks, Harper Collins Publishers Ltd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, ISBN 978-1-55468-621-6
  6. ^ "Award Winners announced at Esso Women's Nationals". Hockey Canada. March 8, 2007. Retrieved 25 November 2010. 
  7. ^ "2002 Esso Canadian National Championship". Retrieved 25 November 2010. 
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