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Colleen Sostorics
Born December 17, 1979 (1979-12-17) (age 30),
Kennedy, SK, CA
Height
Weight
5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
172 lb (78 kg; 12 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
Ntl. team  Canada
Playing career 2000 – present

Colleen Sostorics (born December 17, 1979 in Kennedy, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian women's ice hockey player. She plays for the Calgary Oval X-Treme at the club level. Internationally, she has won two Olympic gold medals. In total, she was won 13 gold medals while playing for Canada's national women's team.[1]

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Hockey career

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Minor hockey

Colleen Sostorics started playing hockey in her hometown of Kennedy, Saskatchewan, on the local boys teams until the age of 17.[2] In 1996, she captained her boy's hockey team at the bantam level.[1] She played for Team Saskatchewan at the 1995 Canada Winter Games and the 1997 National Under-18 Championship.[1] After completing her minor hockey career in Saskatchewan, she accepted an offer to move to attand the University of Calgary. After the 1997-98 and 1998-99 seasons, she was named to the CIAU All-Star team.[2]

International

In 1999, Sostorics made her Team Canada debut with the Under-22 National Team at the 1999 Christmas Cup, winning a gold medal.[1] In 2000 and 2001, she continued to play with the Under-22 team, capturing gold medals at the Nations Cup tournament both years.[1] She served as team captain during the 2000-01 season.[2] Her performance at the Under-22 level earned her a spot on the Senior Women's National team for the 2001 World Women's Hockey Championship.[2] At this tournament, she contributed two goals and an assist as Canada won the gold medal.[1]

In 2002, Sostorics was named to Canada's team for the 2002 Winter Olympics, held in Salt Lake City, Utah. During the tournament, she contributed two assists as Canada took the gold medal. In 2004 and 2005, she also played at the World Championships, winning gold and silver medals respectively.[1][2]

Other sports

During her youth, Sostorics competed in soccer and fastball in addition to playing hockey. In 1997, she won provincial championships in all three sports. She was named Most Valuable Player at provincial fastball tournaments in 1994 and 1995. Now, she plays rugby in addition to hockey. She won a national rugby championship with Team Alberta in 2003.[1]

Personal

Her parents names are Lanny and Jean. She has one brother, Mark.[1] After winning a gold medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics, her hometown of Kennedy named a street after her.[1][3] She convocated with a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from the University of Calgary in 2004.[1]

Statistics

Medal record
Competitor for  Canada
Women's ice hockey
Olympic games
Gold 2002 Salt Lake City Tournament
Gold 2006 Torino Tournament
Gold 2010 Vancouver Tournament
IIHF World Women Championships
Gold 2001 United States Tournament
Gold 2004 Canada Tournament
Silver 2005 Sweden Tournament
Gold 2007 Canada Tournament
Silver 2008 China Tournament
Silver 2009 Finland Tournament

International

Year Event GP G A Pts PIM
1999 Christmas Cup 6 1 1 2 4
2000 U22 4 Nations Cup 4 0 3 3 8
2001 U22 3 Nations Cup 4 1 0 1 0
2001 WWHC 5 2 1 3 2
2001 3 Nations Cup 4 0 3 3 4
2002 Olympics 5 0 2 2 4
2002 4 Nations Cup 4 1 0 1 2
2003 4 Nations Cup 4 0 1 1 2
2004 WWHC 5 1 1 2 2
2004 4 Nations Cup 4 0 1 1 0
2005 WWHC 5 0 0 0 4
2006 Olympics 4 0 1 1 2
2006 4 Nations Cup 4 1 3 4 4
2007 WWHC 5 0 3 3 2
U22 Totals 14 2 4 6 12
Senior Totals 49 5 16 21 28

Club team

Season Team GP G A Pts PIM
2004 Calgary Oval X-Treme 16 7 16 23 28
2006 Calgary Oval X-Treme 20 15 21 36 31
2007 Calgary Oval X-Treme 19 9 17 26 8
Totals 55 31 54 85 67

Statistics Source[4]

References


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