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Road to PyeongChang: Micah Zandee-Hart

A closer look at the defenceman from Saanichton, B.C., centralized with Canada’s National Women’s Team

Jason La Rose
August 17, 2017

Position: Defence
Hometown: Saanichton, B.C.
Birthdate: January 13, 1997
Club Team: Cornell University (ECAC)

Road to Centralization
2002-04: Peninsula (Initation)
2004-05: Peninsula (Novice C)
2005-06: Peninsula (Novice Rec)
2006-08: Peninsula (Atom AA)
2008-10: Peninsula (Peewee Tier 2)
2010-12: Peninsula (Bantam Tier 2)
2012-15: Okanagan Hockey Academy (Midget)
2015-17: Cornell University (ECAC)

Team Canada Experience
International debut: August 22, 2013 vs. United States
Canada’s National Women’s Team (2016): 2GP 0G 0A 0P
Canada’s National Women’s Development Team (2015-17): 17GP 0G 5A 5P
Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team (2013-15): 16GP 2G 2A 4P

Olympic & World Championship Experience
2015 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship – 5GP 1G 2A 3P (silver medal)
2014 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship – 5GP 0G 0A 0P (gold medal)

Who has played the biggest role in getting you to centralization?
“There are so many people who have played parts in getting me to centralization. I have been lucky enough to have so many great coaches and mentors along the way that have helped to guide me on my journey, but the biggest role was played by my family. Especially my mom; she always made sure that I got to and from where I needed to be, and she brought me up to be the person and the athlete I am today. My parents, my siblings, and honestly my whole family have been behind me throughout my entire journey and they have been, and continue to be, my motivation in all that I do.”

When did you decide you wanted to play for Team Canada?
“I think it was around the 2002 Olympics that I got my first Team Canada jersey and I remember being about five centimetres away from the TV watching them play in that gold medal game. I still have that little jersey hanging up in my room at home, and ever since that day I knew that I wanted to wear the real thing one day representing Canada at the Olympics.”

What is the most important thing hockey has given you?
“Hockey has given me so many amazing things in my life that I could never put a price on. Two things that stick out to me are friendships and values. From a young age, hockey taught me things like hard work, commitment, teamwork and respect, and with those values came people that honour those same values. The friendships and relationships I have made through hockey are not only life-long relationships, but ones that have played a huge part in my growth as a person and an athlete.”

For more information:

Esther Madziya
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 284-6484 

[email protected] 

Spencer Sharkey
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 777-4567

[email protected]

Jeremy Knight
Manager, Corporate Communications
Hockey Canada

(647) 251-9738

[email protected]

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