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Olympic medal record
Women's ice hockey
Silver 2002 Salt Lake City Team competition
Bronze 2006 Turin Team competition

Krissy Wendell (born September 12, 1981, in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota) is an American women's ice hockey player. While attending Park Center Senior High School, she led the Girls Hockey Team to a State Championship. She went on to be one of the stars on the American national women's hockey team and served as their team captain. She was also a co-captain of the University of Minnesota Gophers women's hockey team. She is a forward, and has scored 133 points in two seasons (2002–2003, 2003–2004) for the Gophers. She won the Patty Kazmaier Award in 2005 for best female collegiate hockey player. At the 2005 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships, Wendell led all players in scoring with 9 points as the USA won its first gold medal at the women's world championships. She was chosen to represent the United States in the XX Olympic Winter Games.

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Personal

In 1994 Wendell was the first girl starter in the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Wendell was also featured on the Nickelodeon game show, Figure it Out, when she was 16. She married forward John Pohl on August 11, 2007, in Roseville, Minnesota.

Awards

  • 2000 Minnesota Ms. Hockey
  • 2001 USA Hockey player of the year
  • 2002 Olympic Silver Medal
  • 2003, 2004 NCAA D1 W. Ice Hockey Champion
  • 2004 Little League Hall of Excellence
  • 2005 Patty Kazmaier Award[1]
  • 2005 USA Hockey Bob Johnson Award
  • 2005 Most Valuable Player, Women's World Hockey Championships[2]
  • 2006 Olympic Bronze Medal
  • 2007 All-Star, Women's World Hockey Championships[3]

References

  1. ^ http://www.gophersports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=41204&SPID=3323&DB_OEM_ID=8400&ATCLID=272438
  2. ^ Collins gem Hockey Facts and Stats 2009-10, p.545, Andrew Podnieks, Harper Collins Publishers Ltd, Toronto, Canada, ISBN 978-1-55468-621-6
  3. ^ Collins gem Hockey Facts and Stats 2009-10, p.545, Andrew Podnieks, Harper Collins Publishers Ltd, Toronto, Canada, ISBN 978-1-55468-621-6

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Preceded by
Cammi Granato (2002)
Captain, United States Olympic Hockey Team
2006
Succeeded by
Natalie Darwitz (2010)
Preceded by
Jennifer Botterill (2004)
IIHF World Women Championships Most Valuable Player
2005
Succeeded by
Hayley Wickenheiser (2007)
Preceded by
Angela Ruggiero (2004)
Patty Kazmaier Award
2005
Succeeded by
Sara Bauer (2006)
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