2017-18 National Women's Team

Natalie Spooner
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Position
Forward
Date of Birth
10-17-1990
HT/WT
5'10 / 180
Shoots
R
Hometown
Scarborough, Ont.
Club Team
Toronto (CWHL)
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 silver medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2015 IIHF Women’s World Championship in Malmö, Sweden … Won a gold medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2014 4 Nations Cup in Kamloops, B.C. … 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 … Attended Canada’s National Women’s Under-22/Development Team training camp in Rockland, Ont., in August 2011 … 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 Under-22 Team at the 2011 MLP Cup in Kreuzlingen, Switzerland … Won a gold medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2010 4 Nations Cup in St. John’s, N.L. … Was a member of Canada’s National Women’s Under-22 Team for a three-game series vs. the United States in Toronto, Ont., in August 2010 … Won a gold medal with Canada’s National Women’s Under-22 Team at the 2010 MLP Cup in Ravensburg, Germany … Was a member of Canada’s National Women’s Under-22 Team for a three-game series vs. Canada’s National Women’s Team in Calgary, Alta., in August 2009 … Won a silver 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. … Was a member of Canada’s National Women’s Under-22 Team for a three-game series vs. the United States in Pierrefonds, Que., in August 2008 … Won a silver medal with Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team at the 2008 IIHF World Women’s Under-18 Championship in Calgary, Alta. … Was a member of Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team for a three-game series vs. the United States in Ottawa, Ont., in August 2007 … Was the first player to play for Canada’s National Women’s Team, National Women’s Under-22 Team and National Women’s Under-18 Team

HOCKEY BACKGROUND

2016-17: Led Toronto in scoring … 11th in CWHL scoring … Fifth in the CWHL in goals … Co-captained her team in the CWHL All-Star Game … 2015-16: Finalist for CWHL MVP … Led Toronto in scoring … Fifth in CWHL scoring … Fourth in the CWHL in goals … Played in the CWHL All-Star Game … 2014-15: Helped Toronto reach the Clarkson Cup … Third in Toronto scoring … Played in the inaugural CWHL All-Star Game … 2013-14: Joined Toronto after helping Canada win an Olympic gold medal … Helped Toronto win the Clarkson Cup … 2012-13: Helped Toronto reach the Clarkson Cup … Second in Toronto scoring … 10th in CWHL scoring … Selected seventh overall by Toronto in the 2012 CWHL Draft … 2011-12: Named an NCAA First Team All-AmericanNamed to the WCHA First All-Star Team … Named a top 10 finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Award, presented to the NCAA’s top women’s hockey player … Led Ohio State in scoring … Set a new Ohio State single-season goals record (29) … 2010-11: Named to the WCHA Second All-Star Team … Named to the WCHA All-Academic Team … Third in the NCAA in power play goals (10) … Second in Ohio State scoring … An alternate captain with Ohio State … 2009-10: Named to the WCHA First All-Star Team … Named to the WCHA All-Academic Team … Named Ohio State’s Most Valuable Offensive Player … Third in Ohio State scoring … 2008-09: Third in Ohio State scoring … Second among Ohio State freshmen in scoring … OTHER: Won a gold medal with the Mississauga Chiefs (CWHL) at the 2008 Esso Women’s Nationals in Charlottetown, P.E.I. … Led the Durham Lightning (Intermediate AA) in goals in 2006-07 and 2007-08 … Captained Ontario Red to a gold medal at the 2007 National Women’s Under-18 Championship in Kitchener, Ont. … Led the PWHL in goals in 2006-07 … Won a silver medal with Durham at the PWHL championship in 2007 … Won a gold medal with Ontario at the 2007 Canada Winter Games in Whitehorse, Yukon … Won a silver medal with Durham at OWHA provincials (Intermediate AA) in 2006 … Won a gold medal with Ontario Red at the November 2005 National Women’s Under-18 Championship in Salmon Arm, B.C. … Lists Dino Cagguila as her favourite minor hockey coach

PERSONAL

Lists National Women’s Team member Caroline Ouellette as her favourite female athlete … Favourite NHL team: Ottawa Senators … Finished as runner-up on Season 2 of The Amazing Race Canada with partner, and fellow Olympic gold medallist, Meaghan Mikkelson … Was a multiple-time athlete of the year in high school … Majored in food science and nutrition at Ohio State … Daughter of Peter and Ann-Marie … Has three brothers, Richard, Douglas and Ian

Past Events

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Gold
1
0
0
0
0
Semifinal
1
2
0
2
2.00
2017 IIHF Women's World Championship
3
1
1
0
0
2016 NWT December Series
2
2
1
1
0
2016 4 Nations Cup
4
3
1
2
2.00
2016 4 Nations Cup - Pre-tournament
1
0
0
0
0
Videos
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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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