Kathleen Kauth

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Kathleen Kauth
Born (1979-03-28) March 28, 1979 (age 38)
Saratoga Springs, NY, USA
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight 150 lb (68 kg; 10 st 10 lb)
Position Forward
Shot Left
NWHL team
Brampton Thunder
National team  United States
Playing career 1997–2006

Kathleen Anne Kauth (born March 28, 1979 in Saratoga Springs, New York) is an American ice hockey player, formerly playing for the Brampton Thunder, when they were affiliated with the NWHL.

Playing career[edit]

USA Hockey[edit]

Kauth made the pre-Olympic cut for the 2002 United States Olympic hockey team. She won a bronze medal at the 2006 Winter Olympics.


Kauth, along with such as Allyson Fox, Kim McCullough, along with national team members Sami Jo Small and Jennifer Botterill spearheaded an initiative to form the Canadian Women's Hockey League. The players worked with a group of volunteer business people to form the CWHL by following the example of the National Lacrosse League. The league would be responsible for all travel, ice rental and uniform costs, plus some equipment.[1]


She graduated from Brown University in pre-med in 2001. Kauth is also a mother to a daughter named Isla whom she raises with her partner, four-time Canadian Olympian, Jayna Hefford.[2] Both have also served on the coaching staff for the Toronto Lady Blues women's ice hockey program under head coach Vicky Sunohara.

Her father, Don Kauth, was killed on September 11, 2001 while working in the World Trade Center for Keefe, Bruyette & Woods.[3] He was employed as a bank analyst on the 85th floor of the South Tower, the second tower struck by a plane on that tragic day.


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