Hockey Canada Network |
News
Support The Kristen Cameron Trust Fund
GN.030.10
|
October 16, 2010
|
|

On September 12, Kristen Cameron was struck by an impaired driver in a hit-and-run accident while she was cycling in Erie, Pennsylvania. Kristen, 25, is a Charlottetown, P.E.I., native, playing her minor hockey with the Charlottetown Minor Hockey Association.

As a result of the accident, Kristen sustained a serious spinal cord injury. She received immediate medical care at Hamot Medical Center in Erie and is now undergoing rehabilitation at the Lyndhurst Centre in Toronto to improve her mobility.

Kristen’s family has long been involved in the hockey community. Her father, Brian Cameron, served as president of Hockey PEI from 1993-95 and has coached several teams in the Charlottetown Minor Hockey Association. Her mother, Joanne, was an active volunteer with several minor hockey teams, while her two siblings, Craig and Jennifer, also played sports growing up.

Her uncle, Dave Cameron, will be behind the bench of Canada’s National Junior Team this year as it goes for gold at the 2011 IIHF World Junior Championship, December 26 to January 5 in Buffalo, N.Y.

Kristen's family is touched by the outpouring of concern for Kristen. Hockey PEI is organizing several fundraising events, with proceeds going to the Kristen Cameron Trust Fund. Individual donations to the Kristen Cameron Trust Fund can be made at any TD Canada Trust Branch across Canada.

Information required:

Transit 56803

192 Queen Street, Charlottetown, P.E.I.

Bruce Donaldson, Branch Manager

For more information on Hockey PEI events, contact Hockey PEI at (902) 368-4334, or visit www.hockeypei.com.

In 2004, Kristen enrolled at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, playing four seasons of collegiate hockey. She was a three-time All-NESCAC selection and a 2005-06 First Team All-American before graduating in 2008 with a degree in Education.

She moved behind the bench in 2008-09, joining the Castleton State College women’s team in Castleton, Vermont as an assistant coach, all the while pursuing her Master’s of Education, before taking a position as an assistant coach with NCAA Division I powerhouse Mercyhurst College in 2009, where she is currently working towards a Master’s of Science in Organizational Leadership.

Kristen is a focused young woman with a determined spirit. Her positive attitude, coupled with the support from family and friends, will help Kristen along her road to recovery.


For more information:

André Brin
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557
abrin@hockeycanada.ca

Francis Dupont
Manager, Media Relations/Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4564
fdupont@hockeycanada.ca

Jason LaRose
Manager, Content Services
Hockey Canada
403-777-4553
jlarose@hockeycanada.ca

Kristen Lipscombe
Coordinator, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427
klipscombe@hockeycanada.ca

Keegan Goodrich
Coordinator, Media
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
kgoodrich@hockeycanada.ca

facebook.com/hockeycanada

twitter.com/hockeycanada

youtube.com/hockeycanadavideos

Videos
Photos
2014 Esso Cup: SUD 3 - EDM 2
Apr 23, 2014
A pair of power play goals in the second led Sudbury to its third win.
2014 Esso Cup: FRA 7 – MON 2
Apr 23, 2014
The Phantom fired 50 shots on net in picking up its first win of the Esso Cup.
2014 TELUS Cup: HAL 3 - CHA 7
Apr 23, 2014
Eight players had multi-point games to lead Châteauguay to its first win.
2014 TELUS Cup: TOR 4 - MJ 2
Apr 23, 2014
Marco Bozzo’s hat trick helped the Young Nationals to another win.
2014 Esso Cup: STC 3 - WEY 2
Apr 23, 2014
The Sabres scored three in the first and hung on to defeat the Gold Wings.
2014 TELUS Cup: OKA 1 - PA 1
Apr 23, 2014
Kjargaard and Bryshun traded goals in yet another tie game.
2014 Esso Cup: WEY 3 - FRA 2
Apr 22, 2014
Caitlin Dempsey’st wo goals paced Weyburn past Fraser Valley.
2014 Esso Cup: MON 5 - EDM 4
Apr 22, 2014
Faith Steeves netteda hat trip to leadthe Rockets to itsfirst win.
2014 TELUS Cup: PA 1 - CHA 1
Apr 22, 2014
Goaltending stole the show as the Mintos and Grenadiers tied.
2014 Esso Cup STC 2 – SUD 1
Apr 22, 2014
A shorthanded goal from Alexa Vasko late in the second was the difference.
2014 TELUS Cup: TOR 3 - HFX 0
Apr 22, 2014
Longo a marqué deux fois pour procurer un premier gain aux Young Nationals.
2014 TELUS Cup: MJ 3 - OKA 3
Apr 22, 2014
Another tie for both the Generals and Rockets, this time a 3-3 game.
Schedule
Close
Credit  
Close
Photo Credit: