Sabrina Harbec

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Sabrina Harbec
Harbec 001.jpg
Born (1985-03-20) March 20, 1985 (age 30)
Saint-Hubert, QC, CAN
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight 150 lb (68 kg; 10 st 10 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Left
NCAA
CWHL team
St. Lawrence
Montreal Stars
National team  Canada
Playing career 2004–present
Sabrina Harbec
Medal record
Women's ice hockey
Competitor for  Canada
Air Canada Cup
Gold medal – first place 2005 Germany 2005 Tournament
Gold medal – first place 2006 Germany 2006 Tournament

Sabrina Harbec (born March 20, 1985) is a hockey player for the Montreal Stars and is the third winner of the Angela James Bowl after leading the CWHL with 15 goals and 39 assists in 29 games. Her performance helped the Stars finish first overall in league standings for the third straight season (2009–2010) and she became the fifth CWHL player to break the career 100-point barrier, in 2010, when she was selected as the league's Most Valuable Player (as voted by captains), the CWHL Top Forward (by captains and coaches), and a CWHL First Team All-Star (unanimous selection). Prior to playing for the Montreal Stars, Harbec competed in NCAA hockey for the St. Lawrence Skating Saints women's ice hockey program. She is currently in the Top 10 in all-time NCAA scoring with 219 career points. She was the 2006 ECAC player of the year. Known by many as one of the few female player-contestants on La série Montréal-Québec 2010 of French-Canadian Television,[1] Harbec wears the number 96 with the Montreal Stars as a tribute to Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux.

Nicknamed Sab by her teammates, she started playing at the age of 5, accompanied on the ice by her father and two brothers. She worked in 2010 and 2011 as an assistant with the Syracuse University Division 1 women's hockey team and is currently pursuing a career in the mining industry thanks to a Master's degree in math and education.

Playing career[edit]

St. Lawrence[edit]

In 2006, Harbec was a top three finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award. She was the first St. Lawrence player to be a finalist for the award.[2] She is the Saints all-time leading scorer with 217 career points.[3]

Hockey Canada[edit]

  • Harbec tried out for the 2008 Canadian National team and was part of the Hockey Canada Fall Festival in Autumn 2007.[4]

Montreal Stars[edit]

At the 2009 Clarkson Cup, Harbec scored the game-winning goal in the second game of the two game series against the Minnesota Whitecaps.[5] In 2009-10, Harbec won the Angela James Bowl after leading the CWHL in scoring with 55 points. She won the league scoring race by 11 points, finishing ahead of runner-up Lindsay Vine. She helped the Stars finish first overall in league standings for the third-straight season. Before season's end, she became the fifth CWHL player to break the career 100-point barrier. At year's end, she was selected the league's Most Valuable Player (as voted by captains), the CWHL Top Forward (by captains and coaches), and a CWHL First Team All-Star (unanimous selection). In the championship game of the 2011 Clarkson Cup, Harbec scored a goal.[6]

Coaching career[edit]

Harbec was hired as an assistant coach for the Syracuse Orange women's ice hockey program. She was an assistant for the 2010-11 season.[7]

Career stats[edit]

St. Lawrence[edit]

Year Games Played Goals Assists Points Power Play Goals Shorthanded Goals
2004-2005 37 16 20 36 3 1
2005-2006 36 25 36 61 9 2
2006-2007 38 26 44 70 4 3
2007-2008 37 18 34 52 6 2

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Awards and honors[edit]

  • Angela James Bowl winner, 2009–10
  • CWHL Most Valuable Player, 2009–10
  • CWHL Top Forward, 2009–10
  • Top three finalist for the 2006 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award.[9]
  • Sabrina Harbec, First Team All-America selection (2006)[10]
  • Sabrina Harbec, All-America honors (2007)
  • Sabrina Harbec, All-America honors (2008)[11]
  • Sabrina Harbec, 2007 ECAC All-Tournament team[12]

References[edit]

Preceded by
Jayna Hefford (2009)
Angela James Bowl
2010
Succeeded by
Caroline Ouellette (2011)