Saara Niemi

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Saara Niemi
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Born (1986-01-01) 1 January 1986 (age 31)
Ylöjärvi, Finland
Height 5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Position Forward
Shoots Left
Played for Minnesota–Duluth Bulldogs
National team  Finland
Playing career 2004–present
Saara Niemi
Medal record
Women's ice hockey
Representing  Finland
Winter Universiade
Silver medal – second place 2011 Turkey Tournament
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Vancouver Tournament
IIHF World Women's Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Finland Tournament
Canada Cup (women's)
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Canada Tournament

Saara Elisa Niemi (née Tuominen; born 1 January 1986) is a female ice hockey player. At the 2006 Torino Olympics, Tuominen competed for Finland. scoring one goal and four assists.[1] She was an assistant captain for Finland's women's ice hockey team at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver where the Finns won the bronze medal.

She graduated in 2010 from the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) and was a three-year captain for the UMD Bulldogs, NCAA Division I national champions in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2008 and 2010. She was a 2009 and 2010 WCHA All-Academic Team member, a 2008 All-WCHA Third Team selection and a member of the 2007 All-WCHA Rookie Team.

Playing career[edit]

After graduation, she joined the Minnesota Whitecaps for their 2010–11 season. On 8 October, against former WCHA rival Minnesota Golden Gophers, Tuominen scored a goal.[2] The following day, against former WCHA rival St. Cloud State, she scored a goal.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Event Goals Assists Points Shots PIM +/-
2010 Winter Olympics 0 1 1 1 12 −3

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Awards and honors[edit]

  • Saara Tuominen, 2008 All-WCHA Third Team[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Saara Tuominen Biography and Olympic Results | Olympics at". Sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2012-08-23. 
  2. ^ http://www.gophersports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=38867&SPID=3323&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=8400&ATCLID=205008977[dead link]
  3. ^ "Welcome to". Collegehockeystats.net. 2005-02-12. Retrieved 2012-08-23. 
  4. ^ "vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics | Olympic Videos, Photos, News". Vancouver2010.com. Retrieved 2012-08-23. 
  5. ^ "vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics | Olympic Videos, Photos, News". Vancouver2010.com. Retrieved 2012-08-23. 
  6. ^ "vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics | Olympic Videos, Photos, News". Vancouver2010.com. Retrieved 2012-08-23. 
  7. ^ "vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics | Olympic Videos, Photos, News". Vancouver2010.com. Retrieved 2012-08-23. 
  8. ^ "vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics | Olympic Videos, Photos, News". Vancouver2010.com. Retrieved 2012-08-23. 
  9. ^ "Memorable Moments". Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs Athletics. Retrieved 8 June 2010.