2017-18 National Women's Team

Meghan Agosta
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Position
Forward
Date of Birth
02-12-1987
HT/WT
5'7 / 148
Shoots
L
Hometown
Ruthven, Ont.
Club Team
Hockey Canada
Teams
2017 IIHF Women's World Championship - Canada
2016 NWT December Series - Canada
2016 4 Nations Cup - Canada

Biography

HOCKEY CANADA BACKGROUND

Played for Canada’s National Women’s Team in the two-game December Series against the United States in Sarnia, Ont., and Plymouth, Mich., in December 2016 … Won a silver medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2016 4 Nations Cup in Vierumäki, Finland … Won a silver medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2016 IIHF Women’s World Championship in Kamloops, B.C. … Won a silver medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2015 4 Nations Cup in Sundsvall, Sweden … Won a gold medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia … Played in a six-game series vs. the United States leading up to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games … Won a gold medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2013 4 Nations Cup in Lake Placid, N.Y. … Won a silver medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2013 IIHF Women’s World Championship in Ottawa, Ont. … Won a silver medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2012 4 Nations Cup in Tikkurila, Finland … Won a gold medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2012 IIHF Women’s World Championship in Burlington, Vt. … Won a silver medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2011 4 Nations Cup in Nyköping, Sweden … Finished third with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2011 IIHF 12 Nations Women’s Invitational Tournament in Vierumäki, Finland … Won a silver medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2011 IIHF World Women’s Championship in Zurich and Winterthur, Switzerland … Won a gold medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2010 4 Nations Cup in St. John’s, N.L. … Won a gold medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, B.C. … Was top scorer, was voted Most Valuable Player and Best Forward by media and was named to the Media All-Star Team at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games … Played in a six-game series versus the United States leading up to the 2010 Olympic Winter Games … Won a gold medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2009 4 Nations Cup in Vierumäki, Finland … Won a silver medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2009 Hockey Canada Cup in Vancouver, B.C. … Won a silver medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2009 IIHF World Women’s Championship in Hämeenlinna, Finland … Won a gold medal with Canada’s National Women’s Under-22 Team at the 2009 MLP Cup in Ravensburg, Germany … Won a silver medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2008 4 Nations Cup in Lake Placid, N.Y. … Captained Canada’s National Women’s Under-22 Team in a three-game series vs. the United States in Pierrefonds, Que., in August 2008 … Won a silver medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2008 IIHF World Women’s Championship in Harbin, China … Won a gold medal with Canada’s National Women’s Under-22 Team at the 2008 Air Canada Cup in Ravensburg, Germany … Won a gold medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2007 4 Nations Cup in Leksand, Sweden … Was a member of Canada’s National Women’s Under-22 Team for a three-game series against the United States in Lake Placid, N.Y., in August 2007 … Won a gold medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2007 IIHF World Women’s Championship in Winnipeg, Man. … Won a gold medal with Canada’s National Women’s Under-22 Team at the 2007 Air Canada Cup in Ravensburg, Germany … Won a gold medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2006 4 Nations Cup in Kitchener, Ont. … Was a member of Canada’s National Women’s Under-22 Team for a three-game series against the United States in Ottawa, Ont., in August 2006 … Won a gold medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin, Italy … Won a gold medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2005 Torino Ice Tournament in Turin, Italy … Won a gold medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2005 4 Nations Cup in Hämeenlinna, Finland … Won a gold medal with Canada’s National Women’s Under-22 Team at the 2005 Air Canada Cup in Duisberg, Germany … Won a gold medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2004 4 Nations Cup in Lake Placid, N.Y. … Was a member of Canada’s National Women’s Under-22 Team for a three-game series against the United States in Lake Placid, N.Y., and Burlington, Vt., in August 2004 … Is the all-time leading scorer in the history of Canada’s National Women’s Development Team

HOCKEY BACKGROUND

2014-17: Took three seasons off from club team hockey to join the Vancouver Police Department … 2012-13: Led Montreal to the Clarkson Cup final … Led the CWHL in scoring with 46 points, becoming the first player to win the Angela James Bowl in consecutive years … 2011-12: Helped Montreal win the Clarkson Cup … Named CWHL Player of the Year … Led the CWHL in scoring, winning the Angela James Bowl … Broke the CWHL’s single season scoring record … Selected first overall by Montreal in the 2011 CWHL Draft … 2010-11: Her second season as Mercyhurst captain … Named a top-three finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Award, given to the NCAA’s top women’s hockey player … Named an NCAA First Team All-American … Became the NCAA’s all-time leading scorer on February 4 … Became the NCAA’s all-time leading goal scorer on February 25 … Named CHA Player of the Year and to the CHA First All-Star Team … 2008-09: Named Mercyhurst captain … Helped Mercyhurst reach the championship game at the NCAA Frozen Four … Named a top-three finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Award … Named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team … 2007-08: An alternate captain with Mercyhurst … Was named CHA Player of the Year … Named a top-three finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Award … Set a team record with a 20-game scoring streak … 2006-07: Named a top-three finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Award … Named CHA Player of the Year, CHA Rookie of the Year, First Team All-American, USCHO Rookie of the Year, to the USCHO First All-Star Team, USCHO All-Rookie Team, CHA First All-Star Team, CHA All-Rookie Team and CHA All-Tournament Team … OTHER: Won a gold medal with Ontario Red at the January 2005 National Women’s Under-18 Championship in Salmon Arm, B.C. … Won a gold medal with Ontario at the 2003 Canada Winter Games in Bathurst, N.B. … Scored 112 goals for the Bluewater Hawks (Junior AA) in 2003-04 … Lists Tom Paraskevopolous as her favourite minor hockey coach

PERSONAL

Lists former National Women’s Team captain Cassie Campbell-Pascall as her favourite female athlete … Scored the gold medal-winning goal for Team Canada at the 2004 World Inline Hockey Championship … Her brother, Jeric, played for the men’s hockey team at the University of Nebraska-Omaha from 2006-09 … Favourite movie: The Break-up … Favourite TV show: The OC … Favourite NHL team: Detroit Red Wings … Favourite sport, other than hockey: golf … Graduated from Mercyhurst College in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice … Daughter of Nino and Char … Has one brother, Jeric, and two sisters, Kara and Jade 

Past Events

Event
GP
P
G
A
PIM
Gold
1
1
1
0
0
Semifinal
1
0
0
0
0
2017 IIHF Women's World Championship
3
2
1
1
0
2016 NWT December Series
2
0
0
0
0
2016 4 Nations Cup
4
1
1
0
2.00
2016 4 Nations Cup - Pre-tournament
1
1
1
0
0
Videos
Photos
2017 RBC: COB 3 – BRO 2 OT (Championship)
Minerva was the OT hero, giving the Cougars a home-ice RBC Cup title.
2017 RBC Cup: COB 3 – PEN 1 (Semifinal)
Lewis got the GWG with 8:05 left, sending the Cougars to the final.
2017 RBC Cup: BRO 4 – TER 0 (Semifinal)
Benson finished with 28 saves, backstopping the Bandits to the final.
2017 RBC Cup: TER 3 – PEN 1 (Preliminary)
Martineau scored one and set up two others to help the Cobras win.
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