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Meet the rookies: Renata Fast
Less than three years after first wearing red and white, the defenceman has played her way to her first women’s worlds
Jason La Rose
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March 21, 2017
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RENATA FAST
Position: Defence
Hometown: Burlington, Ont.
Birthdate: October 6, 1994
Club Team: Toronto Furies (CWHL)

Road to Women’s Worlds
2003-05: Burlington Barracudas (Atom BB)
2005-07: Burlington Barracudas (Peewee AA)
2007-09: Burlington Barracudas (Bantam AA)
2009-10: Burlington Barracudas (Midget AA)
2010-12: Burlington Barracudas (Intermediate AA)
2012-16: Clarkson University (NCAA)
2016-17: Toronto Furies (CWHL)

Team Canada Experience
International debut: August 21, 2014 vs. United States
Canada’s National Women’s Team: 8GP 0G 1A 1P
Canada’s National Women’s Development Team: 17GP 2G 4A 6P
Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team: Did not play

Who has played the biggest role in getting you to your first women’s worlds?
“My family. They have given me the environment I’ve needed to be successful since I was young. My parents and three siblings support me in everything I do and are most definitely my No. 1 cheerleaders. They are my backbone, and without them none of this would be possible.”

When did you decide you wanted to play for Team Canada?
“As long as I can remember I always dreamed of playing for Team Canada. Growing up I was fortunate enough to play a ton of different sports, and just like most kids I would imagine myself competing on the international stage. My creative imagination growing up saw me representing Canada as a runner, snowboarder, volleyball player, soccer player, hockey player; it pretty much changed every day. I guess I had this inner drive to one day be an elite athlete, but I hadn’t decided which sport I would pursue. It wasn’t until the end of high school that I decided that hockey would be the sport I would focus on, and hopefully reach my goal of representing my country. From that day forward I was set on a mission to be the best hockey player I could possibly be.”

What is the most important thing hockey has given you?
“Hockey has given me a lot, but most importantly it has provided me with countless life skills that have helped shape the person I am today. Hockey has taught me how to fail and come back stronger, how to be a team player, and a leader. It has also taught me time management, mental toughness, the value of hard work, and so many more important skills that I will carry with me through the rest of my life.”

For more information:

Vacant
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557 

 

Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
emadziya@hockeycanada.ca

 

Spencer Sharkey
Coordinator, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4567 / 905-906-5327 (mobile)
ssharkey@hockeycanada.ca

 

Katie Macleod
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427 / 403-612-2893 (mobile)
kmacleod@hockeycanada.ca

 

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