Jillian Saulnier

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Jillian Saulnier
Born (1992-03-07) March 7, 1992 (age 25)
Halifax, NS, CAN
Height 5 ft 5 in (165 cm)
Weight 143 lb (65 kg; 10 st 3 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Left
CWHL team
Former teams
Calgary Inferno
Cornell Big Red
National team  Canada
Playing career 2007–present

Jillian Saulnier (born March 7, 1992) is a Canadian ice hockey player and 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.[1] 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 .[2] She made her debut with the Canada women's national ice hockey team at the 2014 4 Nations Cup.[3]

Playing career[edit]

Saulnier has competed at five Atlantic Challenge Cups. Saulnier claimed three gold medals (2003, 2005, 2007) and two silver (2006, 2008). She won a gold medal at Nova Scotia provincials with the Halifax Hawks in 2006. The following season, Saulnier captained the Halifax Hawks and was named team MVP. She played for Nova Scotia at the 2007 Esso Women’s Nationals and was part of the fourth place team.

At the 2007 National Women's Under-18 Championships, she played for Team Atlantic and finished in fourth. In 2008, Saulnier captained Team Atlantic at the 2008 National Women’s Under-18 Championships. The team finished in eighth place but Saulnier was honoured with the Most Sportsmanlike Player award.

She played for Team Atlantic again at the 2009 National Women’s Under-18 Championships, and finished in sixth place. That year, Saulnier also played with the Stoney Creek Junior Sabres in Ontario and claimed a silver medal at the OWHA provincials. Two of her teammates with the Stoney Creek Junior Sabres, Laura Fortino and Jessica Wong would play together at the 2009 IIHF World Women’s Under-18 Championships in Germany and win a silver medal.[4]

She finished fourth in scoring with the Toronto Jr. Aeros of the PWHL in 2009-10. At the PWHL championships, she won a silver medal with Toronto. In 2010, Saulnier won a gold medal with Toronto at the OWHA provincials.

NCAA[edit]

In February 2011, she committed to join the Cornell Big Red of the ECAC.[5] In her first three career NCAA games, she registered ten points (seven goals, three assists), along with a +6 rating. In her college debut versus the Colgate Raiders women's ice hockey program on October 25, Saulnier netted four goals.[6] Her four-goal night was the first for Cornell since Jessica Campbell scored four against Robert Morris in the second game of the 2010-11 season. She scored her first career goal when she was out on the Big Red's first power play of the game. In her next game versus the Yale Bulldogs, she registered one goal and two assists, while scoring two goals in her third game versus the Brown Bears women's ice hockey squad. For the month of October 2011, she was tied for first in the ECAC in goals scored (while the other player appeared in eight games).[7] In a game on November 1, 2011, the Cornell Big Red scored at least nine goals in one game for the third consecutive contest. It was senior captain Chelsea Karpenko's 100th career game, as Saulnier led all Big Red players with two goals and three assists in a 9-2 triumph over the Syracuse Orange women's ice hockey program.[8]

Hockey Canada[edit]

In August 2008, Saulnier was a member of Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team that competed in a three-game series against the United States in Lake Placid. The following year, Saulnier was a member of Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team that competed in a three-game series against the United States in Calgary. Also in 2009, she won a silver medal with Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team at the 2009 IIHF World Women’s Under-18 Championships. In a March 24, 2010 contest versus the OWHA All-Stars, Saulnier played for the Canadian National Under 18 Women’s Team. Saulnier would register an assist in the contest as the OWHA All-Stars defeated the Under 18 team by a 3-2 tally.[9] In April 2010 she won a gold medal with Canada's National Women's Under-18 Team at the 2010 IIHF World Women's Under-18 Championships in Chicago, beating Team USA in OT.

She participated for Canada’s National Women’s Under-22 Team in a three-game series vs. the United States in Toronto in August 2010. Saulnier was an assistant captain at the 2010 IIHF Under 18 Women’s World Championships.[10] She finished fourth in tournament scoring with four goals and six assists in five games.

CWHL[edit]

Saulnier scored a goal as a member of Team Black in the 2nd Canadian Women's Hockey League All-Star Game.[11]

Appearing with the Calgary Inferno in the 2016 Clarkson Cup finals, Saulnier registered an assist as the Inferno emerged victorious in a convincing 8-3 final.[12]

At the 3rd CWHL All-Star Game, Saulnier and Jess Jones both scored a hat trick,[13] becoming the first competitors in CWHL All-Star Game history to achieve the feat.

Career stats[edit]

Hockey Canada[edit]

Year Event GP G A Pts PIM
2007 Esso Nationals 7 0 0 0 0
2007 National Under 18 5 0 2 2 4
2008 National Under 18 4 2 0 2 6
2009 National Under 18 4 3 2 5 2

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NCAA[edit]

Season GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
2011-12 33 22 30 52 31 5 2 3
2012-13 30 10 33 43 30 3 0 4
2013-14 34 28 28 56 37 4 2 4
2014-15 28 20 24 44 38 6 1 1

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Awards and honours[edit]

Cornell[edit]

  • 2012 Recipient, Cornell Class of '41 Rookie of the Year Award[16]
  • Quill and Dagger Senior Honor Society

NCAA[edit]

  • ECAC Rookie of the Week (Week of October 31, 2011)[17]
  • ECAC Rookie of the Week (Week of November 7, 2011)[18]
  • ECAC Rookie of the Month (Month of October 2011)[19]
  • ECAC Rookie of the Month (Month of November 2011)[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.sportscardradio.com/index.php/product-previews-a-reviews/714-2010-upper-deck-ud-world-of-sports-checklist
  2. ^ 61 hockey champions to attend HCF Celebrity Classic Gala - Edmonton Oilers - Community
  3. ^ http://stats.hockeycanada.ca/roster/show/1112114?subseason=145822
  4. ^ http://www.waterloochronicle.ca/news/article/159683
  5. ^ http://www.beyondthedashers.net/uploads/4/3/5/8/4358899/11-12_nc_team.pdf
  6. ^ http://cornellbigred.com/news/2011/10/25/WICE_1025111921.aspx?path=whockey
  7. ^ http://ecachockey.com/women/2011-12/Weekly_Releases/Women-s_Monly_Awards_110111.pdf
  8. ^ http://cornellbigred.com/news/2011/11/1/WICE_1101113016.aspx
  9. ^ http://www.hockeycanada.ca/index.php/ci_id/72326/la_id/1.htm
  10. ^ http://halifaxhawks.com/news2.php?news_id=260927&lang=
  11. ^ "TEAM BLACK WINS 2016 CWHL ALL-STAR GAME". Canadiennes de Montreal. 2016-01-25. Retrieved 2017-02-08. 
  12. ^ "2016 Clarkson Cup". cwhl. 2016-03-13. Retrieved 2016-03-15. 
  13. ^ "Jones shines in CWHL All-Star Game". Mississauga.com. 2017-02-13. Retrieved 2017-02-15. 
  14. ^ http://www.hockeycanada.ca/index.php?ci_id=11737&la_id=1&ss_id=56234&player_id=9446
  15. ^ http://www.uscho.com/stats/player/wid,8646/jillian-saulnier/
  16. ^ http://www.cornellbigred.com/news/2012/5/9/WICE_0509124447.aspx
  17. ^ http://www.ecachockey.com/women/2011-12/Weekly_Awards/20110111_W_Wkly_Awards
  18. ^ http://www.ecachockey.com/women/2011-12/Weekly_Awards/Women-s_Weekly_Awards_110811.pdf
  19. ^ http://ecachockey.com/women/2011-12/Weekly_Releases/Women-s_Monly_Awards_110111.pdf
  20. ^ http://ecachockey.com/women/2011-12/Weekly_Awards/Women-s_Monthly_Awards_120211.pdf

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