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Zuzana Tomčíková

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Zuzana Tomčíková
Tomcikova Zuzana.jpg
Born (1988-04-23) April 23, 1988 (age 28)
Zvolen, Czechoslovakia
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Position Goaltender
Russia team
Former teams
Moscow Tornado
Bemidji State Beavers
National team  Slovakia
Playing career 2008–present
Zuzana Tomčíková
Medal record
Women's ice hockey
Representing  Slovakia
Winter Universiade
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Turkey Tournament

Zuzana Tomčíková (born April 23, 1988) is a member of the Slovakia women's national ice hockey team and also plays for the Bemidji State Beavers. Tomčíková was part of the team that finished in eighth place at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. In 2009, Tomcikova played in the 2009 Ball Hockey World Championships in Pilsen, Czech Republic.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Prior to NCAA hockey, she played for the Slovak National Team that won gold medal in the North Korea World Championships (Division II), and placed second in Latvia (Division I). Despite being from Slovakia, Tomčíková went to high school at Caronport High School in Canada. Her high school ladies team won the Regina League, Provincials and the Western Shield in her sophomore year. In addition to women's hockey, she played for the boys Tier II team in the South Central minor hockey league.

Tomcikova represented Slovakia in ice hockey at the 2011 Winter Universiade and earned a bronze medal as she made 26 saves in a 3–1 victory over the United States.[2]

Bemidji State[edit]

Tomcikova was playing in Sweden before joining Bemidji State. She inherited the starting goaltender position at Bemidji State from Emily Brookshaw, who had set career marks in almost every major goaltendingcategory as a Beaver. As a freshman, she was named to the All-WCHA Second Team and All-WCHA Rookie Team. In addition, she became just the second Beaver to eclipse the quadruple-save plateau with 1,025(also in her freshman year). In terms of minutes, she played 1805:08. Statiscally, she recorded a .917 save percentage and a 3.09 goals against average. In addition, she tied the school record with three shutouts and became the first player in conference history to be named WCHA Defensive Player of the Week on three straight occasions (Dec. 10, Dec. 17 and Jan. 7). At season's end, she became the first Beaver to earn All-WCHA Second Team honors.[3] On January 28, 2012, the Wisconsin Badgers hosted a record crowd of 12,402 attended the Kohl Center as Wisconsin swept the Bemidji State Beavers. Tomcikova made 32 saves in front of the record breaking crowd, while her rival between the pipes Alex Rigsby earned her sixth shutout of the season.[4] After her senior season, she was a member of the four-year class with the most wins in Beaver history: (with fellow seniors Kimberly Lieder, Alana McElhinney, Montana Vichorek, Marlee Wheelhouse and Lauren Williams).[5]

International play[edit]

Tomcikova was in net as Canada defeated Slovakia at the 2010 Winter Olympics by an 18–0 mark. She was upset after the match, as she had never allowed so many goals in her career. Tomcikova faced a career-high 67 shots in the game against Canada. In a statement, she said she was really happy her team didn’t quit on her and the team was cheering her on after every single goal.[6]

Tomcikova represented Slovakia at the 2011 IIHF Women's World Championship. She was named Slovakia's Player of the Game for two games in the tournament, against the United States and Russia.[7] Slovakia's coaches selected her as one of the team's Top Three players for the tournament.[8] Tomcikova played in all five of Slovakia's games during the tournament, facing 250 shots in total, making 237 saves. She finished with a save percentage of 0.948, and a goals against average of 2.56. She had one win, and one shutout.[9] She was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player, and her play was largely responsible for keeping Slovakia in the top division of women's IIHF play.[10]

Career stats[edit]

Bemidji State[edit]

Season Games Played Wins Losses Ties Win % Shutouts Goals Against Average Save %
2008–09 31 5 22 4 .226 3 3.09 .917
2009–10 26 10 11 5 .481 5 2.06 .938
2010–11 28 13 11 3 .537 7 1.84 .933
2011–12 33 13 17 3 .439 4 2.23 .932


Awards and honors[edit]


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  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 28, 2011. Retrieved May 28, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 5, 2010. Retrieved February 5, 2010. 
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  5. ^ "Women's Ice Hockey – News – Official Site of Bemidji State University Athletics". 
  6. ^ "Zuzana Tomcikova Archives –". 
  7. ^ "Best Players Per Game" (pdf). International Ice Hockey Federation. 2011-04-25. Retrieved 2011-04-25. 
  8. ^ "Best Players of Each Team Selected by Coaches" (pdf). International Ice Hockey Federation. 2011-04-25. Retrieved 2011-04-25. 
  9. ^ "Player Statistics by Team – Slovakia" (pdf). International Ice Hockey Federation. 2011-04-25. Retrieved 2011-04-25. 
  10. ^ "Tomcikova named MVP". International Ice Hockey Federation. 2011-04-25. Retrieved 2011-04-25. 
  11. ^ "Player Stats – Year by Year – Zuzana Tomcikova  :: Statistics  :: :: U.S. College Hockey Online". 
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 14, 2009. Retrieved February 5, 2010. 
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  22. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved February 15, 2014. 
  23. ^ "Natalie Spooner Earns All-America Honors – Ohio State Buckeyes Official Athletic Site". 
  24. ^ "2013 ISBHF World Championships, St. John's Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Women: Individual Awards". Goal Line News. 2013-06-09. Retrieved 2016-07-19. 
Preceded by
Carla MacLeod (2009)
IIHF World Women's Championships Most Valuable Player
Succeeded by
Unknown (2012)