Tessa Bonhomme

Defence

Shoots: Left
Height: 5’7”/1m70
Weight: 140 lbs/63.5 kg
Birthdate: July 23, 1985
Birthplace: Sudbury, Ont.
Hometown/: Sudbury, Ont.
Club Team: Toronto (CWHL)
MHA: Sudbury MHA

Hockey Canada Background
Has been part of Canada’s National Women’s Team since 2004 … at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, B.C. (2010, gold), two IIHF World Women’s Championships (2009, silver; 2007, gold), five 4 Nations Cups (2010, 2009, 2006, 2005, 2004) and the Hockey Canada Cup (2009) … Played in a six-game series versus the United States leading up to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games … One of 27 Canadian players centralized for the Torino 2006 Olympic Winter Games … Was named an alternate player for the 2005 IIHF World Women’s Championship … Played in three Air Canada Cups (2007, 2006, 2005) and two series versus the United States (2006, 2004) with Canada’s National Women’s Under-22 Team

Hockey Background
2010-11: Selected first overall by Toronto in the first-ever CWHL draft … 2008-09: Helped the Calgary Oval X-Treme reach the semifinal of the 2009 Clarkson Cup … 2007-08: Completed her college career as captain at Ohio State University … Named a finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Award, given annually to the top player in NCAA women’s hockey … First-ever Ohio State player to be a two-time finalist for the award … Named WCHA Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year … Named to the WCHA First All-Star Team … 2006-07: Named Second Team All-American and to the WCHA First All-Star Team … 2004-05: Named Ohio State’s Most Valuable Defensive Player … 2003-04: Named to the WCHA All-Rookie Team and Ohio State’s Rookie of the Year … OTHER: A member of the Sudbury Lady Wolves Intermediate AA hockey team from 1998-99 through 2002-03, captaining the team in her final season

Personal
Daughter of Doug and Debbie … Has one sister, Brittany … Her father, Doug, has been a scout with the Ontario Hockey League’s Central Scouting Bureau for over 20 years … Favourite meal: steak and potatoes … Other hobbies include hacky sack, playing the guitar and rollerblading … Majored in Speech Pathology at Ohio State … Played minor hockey with Zack Stortini of the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers … Her uncle, Tim Bonhomme, plays keyboard for the Beach Boys … Her uncle, Alan Bonhomme, plays guitar on some of Dwight Yoakam's albums and has appeared on the "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno"; he currently is teaching at the Guitar Institute of Technology in Los Angeles

Statistics
Year Team Event GP G A PTS PIM Result
2004 CAN U22 vs. USA 3 0 0 0 2 --
2004 CAN Festival 2 0 2 2 0 --
2004 CAN 4 Nations 4 0 0 0 16 Gold
2005 CAN U22 ACC 3 0 1 1 2 Gold
2005 CAN Pre-WWHC 1 0 0 0 0 --
2005 CAN 4 Nations 4 0 0 0 0 Gold
2005 CAN Torino Ice 3 0 1 1 6 Gold
2005-06 CAN Pre-Olympics 5 1 0 1 2 --
2006 CAN U22 ACC 4 0 1 1 0 Gold
2006 CAN U22 vs. USA 2 0 0 0 4 --
2006 CAN 4 Nations 3 0 1 1 2 Gold
2007 CAN U22 ACC 5 1 2 3 2 Gold
2007 CAN Pre-WWHC 1 1 1 2 2 --
2007 CAN WWHC 5 1 1 2 6 Gold
2007 CAN Festival 2 0 2 2 2 --
2008 CAN 4 Nations 3 0 2 2 2 Silver
2009 CAN Pre-WWHC 1 0 0 0 0 --
2009 CAN WWHC 5 0 3 3 0 Silver
2009 CAN NWT vs. SWE 1 0 1 1 0 --
2009 CAN HC Cup 4 0 2 2 0 Silver
2009 CAN NWT vs. SWE 1 0 0 0 0 --
2009 CAN 4 Nations 3 1 1 2 0 Gold
2009 CAN NWT vs. USA 6 0 1 1 6 --
2010 CAN Olympics 5 2 2 4 0 Gold
2010 CAN 4 Nations 4 0 3 3 2 Gold