Erin Ambrose

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Erin Ambrose
Born (1994-04-30) April 30, 1994 (age 23)
Keswick, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 5 in (165 cm)
Weight 132 lb (60 kg; 9 st 6 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
CWHL team
Former teams
Toronto Furies
Toronto Aeros
Clarkson Golden Knights
National team  Canada
Playing career 2008–present

Erin Ambrose (born April 30, 1994) is a Canadian women's ice hockey player that has competed for the Canadian National Women's Under 18 team. She made her debut with the Canada women's national ice hockey team at the 2014 4 Nations Cup.[1]

Playing career[edit]

At the age of 11, Ambrose moved from AA to AAA boys hockey, and in her second season she was named team captain. She began to play women's ice hockey as a 14-year-old in 2008. She competed for Ontario Blue at the 2008 National Women's Under-18 Championship and participated in all five games. Ontario Blue had a fourth-place finish at the tournament in Napanee, Ont. In 2009, she was invited for Canada's National Women's Under-18 Team. She was one of seven defenders named to the final roster, making her just the second 15-year-old (after teammate Kaleigh Fratkin) to suit up for the under-18 squad.[2] On February 19, 2012, Ambrose became the all-time scoring leader among defenders in Provincial Women's Hockey League history.[3] She recorded a three-point game versus the Mississauga Jr. Chiefs to surpass Laura Fortino.

Hockey Canada[edit]

Ambrose was part of Canada's National Women's Under-18 Team to a gold medal at the 2010 IIHF World Women's Under-18 Championship in Chicago. As a member of the gold medal winning squad, a hockey card of her was featured in the Upper Deck 2010 World of Sports card series.[4] In addition, she participated in the Canada Celebrates Event on June 30 in Edmonton, Alberta which recognized the Canadian Olympic and World hockey champions from the 2009-10 season .[5]

During the 2011–12 Canada women's national ice hockey team season, she was a member of the Canadian National Under 18 team that participated in a three-game series vs. the USA in August 2011.[6] In addition, she was named the team captain. She was part of the gold medal winning Team Ontario Red squad at the 2011 Canadian National Women's Under-18 Championships[7] In the second game of the 2012 IIHF World Women's U18 Championship (contested on January 1, 2012), Erin Ambrose earned two points in a 6-0 shutout of Germany.[8]


On January 16, 2012, it was announced that Ambrose committed to join the Clarkson Golden Knights women's ice hockey program in autumn 2012.[9] Ambrose was the leading rookie scorer among all defenders in the NCAA, recording 36 points. Her 30 assists were a program record while her 1.06 points per game made her one of only three blueliners in NCAA points to average at least one point per game.

To begin her sophomore season, Ambrose amassed five and four-point performances, which also included hat tricks in consecutive games. Such performances took place against the RIT Tigers and St. Lawrence Skating Saints. She would finish said season as the co-winner of ECAC Hockey’s Best Defensive Defenseman Award.

Serving as an assistant captain in her junior and senior seasons, the junior season would be highlighted by recording the 100th point of her career with the Golden Knights. Becoming the ninth player in program history to reach the century club, she achieved the feat on January 10, 2015, scoring a goal in a 1-1 draw versus conference rival Cornell.

In her senior season, she missed the first nine games due to injury. Despite the setback, she would log 28 points, on the strength of 21 assists. The last goal of her NCAA career was scored on March 5, 2016 against the Colgate Raiders. She would also record two assists in the game for a three point performance. In the previous game (a February 27 tilt with the Cornell Big Red), Ambrose would record four assists, her best offensive output for the season.


In the 2015 NWHL Draft, she was selected by the New York Riveters.

Career statistics[edit]


Year Team GP G A PTS PIM
2008-09 Toronto 26 1 7 8 8
2009-10 Toronto 34 4 19 23 10
2010-11 Toronto 32 7 21 28 20

Hockey Canada[edit]

Year Event GP G A PTS PIM
2010 U18 WWC 5 0 9 9 0
2011 U18 WWC 5 0 2 2 4
2011 U18 Exhibition vs. USA 3 1 3 4[10][11][12] 2



2012-13 34 6 30 36 18 4 0 0
2013-14 37 14 36 50 22 6 0 3
2014-15 31 6 17 23 22 4 0 2
2015-16 30 7 21 28 18 2 0 0



2016-17 Toronto Furies 17 0 8 8 8 0 0 0


Awards and honors[edit]


  • ECAC Rookie of the Week (Week of October 23, 2012)
  • 2013 ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Year
  • 2013 Second-Team ECAC All-Star
  • 2013 All-Star team[17]
  • 2014 First-Team All-American
  • 2014 Top 10 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award finalist
  • 2015 ECAC Hockey Third-Team All-League
  • 2016 First-Team ECAC Hockey All-Star
  • 2016, Finalist for ECAC Hockey Best Defenseman Award
  • 2016 ECAC Hockey All-Tournament team


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