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Campbell-Pascall appointed to Order of Canada
Hockey Canada alumna recognized for contributions to the women’s game, on and off the ice
Wendy Graves
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June 30, 2016
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The honours keep coming for Cassie Campbell-Pascall.

The former captain of Canada’s National Women’s Team has been appointed to the Order of Canada for her contributions to the game as a player, broadcaster and role model.

Established in 1967, the Order of Canada is one of the country’s highest civilian honours. It recognizes individuals for exceptional achievement in their chosen fields, as well as those who’ve shown dedication or service to their community or country.

Campbell-Pascall is one of 113 new appointees, a list that includes writers, entertainers, entrepreneurs, activists, public servants and philanthropists.

For nearly 25 years, Campbell-Pascall has been at the forefront of the women’s game in Canada.

She played 157 games for Canada’s National Women’s Team and is tied for 10th on the all-time scoring list, with 38 goals and 62 assists for 100 points.

Then a defenceman, she debuted with Team Canada at the 1994 IIHF World Women’s Championship. Three years later she wore her first letter as an alternate captain and won her second gold medal at the event, being named to the media all-star team in the process.

Prior to the 1998-99 season, Campbell-Pascall switched to forward. Another world championship followed.

All told Campbell-Pascall won 21 international medals with Canada’s National Women’s Team, 17 of them gold. That includes being a six-time world champion (1994, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004) and two-time Olympic gold medallist (2002, 2006). She also owns six gold medals from the 4 Nations Cup.

Campbell-Pascall was named captain in 2002; she wore the 'C' until her retirement four years later. She’s the only captain to lead Canada to two Olympic gold medals.

Her on-ice accomplishments, though, weren’t limited to what she did wearing the Maple Leaf. She won three gold medals at the Esso Women’s National Championship (2000, with the Beatrice Aeros; 2001 and 2003, with Alberta), and was named Top Forward in 2000.

In 1995, she captained the University of Guelph to the OWIAA (Ontario Women’s Interuniversity Athletic Association) university championship.

After announcing her retirement from internationa; competition in August 2006, she became the first woman to do colour commentary on Hockey Night in Canada that October. She continues to work as a sideline reporter for the show.

In the years since she’s been inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame (2007) – the first female hockey player to be so honoured – and the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame (2008). In 2012 she was part of the inaugural class of recipients of the Order of Hockey in Canada for her outstanding contributions to the growth and development of the game.

Campbell-Pascall has always wanted to give back to a game that had given her so much. She’s currently the vice-chair of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Women’s Hockey League. She’s sat on the league’s sponsorship committee as well as played a role in starting a relationship between their teams and the National Hockey League.

She’s been an active advocate of safe hockey initiatives, and her annual street hockey tournament in Calgary benefits the Ronald McDonald House.

A ceremony will be held at a later date to present Campbell-Pascall and all recipients with their Order of Canada insignia.

Year Team Event GP G A PTS PIM Result
1994 CAN World Championship 5 1 1 2 2 Gold
1995 CAN Pacific Rim 5 0 1 1 0 Gold
1996 CAN Pacific Rim 5 1 3 4 0 Gold
1996 CAN 3 Nations Cup 5 0 2 2 0 Gold
1997 CAN World Championship 5 2 6 8 4 Gold
1997 CAN 3 Nations Cup 5 0 1 1 8 Silver
1997-98 CAN Pre-Olympics 16 0 3 3 10 --
1998 CAN Olympics 6 1 2 3 8 Silver
1998 CAN 3 Nations Cup 4 3 0 3 0 Gold
1999 CAN Games vs. FIN 3 0 1 1 2 --
1999 CAN Pre-World Championship 3 0 1 1 0 --
1999 CAN World Championship 5 2 1 3 2 Gold
1999 CAN 3 Nations Cup 5 0 0 0 2 Gold
2000 CAN Games vs. USA 2 0 1 1 0 --
2000 CAN Pre-World Championship 2 1 0 1 2 --
2000 CAN World Championship 5 3 3 6 0 Gold
2000 CAN 4 Nations Cup 2 0 0 0 2 Gold
2001 CAN Games vs. SWE/USA 6 4 2 6 0 --
2001 CAN Pre-World Championship 2 0 0 0 0 --
2001 CAN World Championship 5 0 2 2 2 Gold
2001 CAN 3 Nations Cup 4 1 4 5 0 Gold
2001-02 CAN Pre-Olympics 12 2 6 8 2 --
2002 CAN Olympics 5 2 1 3 2 Gold
2002 CAN 4 Nations Cup 4 2 4 6 2 Gold
2004 CAN 4 Nations Cup 4 1 0 1 4 Silver
2004 CAN Pre-World Championship 1 1 1 2 0 --
2004 CAN World Championship 5 1 4 5 0 Gold
2005 CAN Pre-World Championship 1 1 0 1 0 --
2005 CAN World Championship 5 2 3 5 2 Silver
2005 CAN Pre-4 Nations Cup 1 0 1 1 0 --
2005 CAN 4 Nations Cup 4 0 0 0 0 Gold
2005 CAN Games vs. SWE/USA 4 0 5 5 0 --
2005 CAN Torino Ice 4 1 1 2 4 Gold
2005-06 CAN Pre-Olympics 6 0 3 3 0 --
2006 CAN Olympics 5 0 5 5 2 Gold
CAN TOTAL 157 32 68 100 62

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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