2017-18 National Women's Team

Shannon Szabados
Share
Position
Goaltender
Date of Birth
08-06-1986
HT/WT
5'8 / 146
Catches
L
Hometown
Edmonton, Alta.
Teams
2017 IIHF Women's World Championship - Canada
2016 NWT December Series - 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 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 … 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., and was named Top Goaltender and to the media all-star team … Played in a six-game series vs. 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 … An alternate 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 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 Under-22 Team at the 2006 Air Canada Cup in Ravensburg, Germany 

HOCKEY BACKGROUND

2016-17: Played one game with the CHL’s Fort Saskatchewan Chiefs after beginning the season with the SPHL’s Peoria Rivermen … 2015-16: Eighth among SPHL goaltenders in saves (758) … Became the first female goaltender to record a professional shutout on Dec. 26 vs. Huntsville … 2014-15: Tied for seventh among SPHL goaltenders in wins (15) … Ninth among SPHL goaltenders in saves (753) … 10th among SPHL goaltenders in save percentage (.907) … 2013-14: Joined Columbus after winning Olympic gold, becoming the first female player in SPHL history … 2012-13: Led the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology to its first ACAC championship in 16 years, stopping 30 of 31 shots faced in the championship game … Finished with the lowest goals against average in the ACAC, with 1.87 in the playoffs and 1.58 in the regular season … Set two ACAC men’s college records for lowest goals against average and most shutouts in a season … Received NAIT's inaugural Athletic Director Award for Excellence … 2011-12: Reached the ACAC final with NAIT … Became the first female to play on NAIT’s men’s hockey team … 2010-11: Named MVP of the Grant MacEwan College men’s hockey team … Second in the ACAC for shots faced and saves … 2008-09: Her second season with the Grant MacEwan College men’s hockey team … 2007-08: Reached the ACAC final with Grant MacEwan … 2006-07: Named AJHL Top Goaltender after leading Fort Saskatchewan to the league’s best record (45-11-0-4) … Named Fort Saskatchewan MVP … Played in the AJHL All-Star Game … Led the AJHL in goals against average (2.13) and wins (31) … 2005-06: Tied for sixth in the AJHL in wins (26) for Bonnyville … 2004-05: Appeared in the AJHL All-Star Game, winning co-MVP … Sherwood Park co-MVP … 2003-04: Sixth in the AJHL in goals against average (2.67) … OTHER: Became the first female to play in the Western Hockey League after making appearances in four exhibition games and one regular season game for the Tri-City Americans in 2002 … Lists Brian Pearce as her favourite minor hockey coach

PERSONAL

Helped raise more than $10,000 for the Alberta Cancer Foundation … Played on the same minor hockey team as Dion Phaneuf … Favourite NHL team: Edmonton Oilers … Favourite NHL players: Cam Ward and Ryan Smyth … Daughter of Gary and Sharyl … Has one brother, Mathew

Past Events

Event
GP
W
L
Mins
SH
SAV
GA
SO
GAA
SAV%
Gold
1
0
0
70
40
37
3
0
3.00
0.925
Semifinal
1
1
0
60
23
23
0
1
0.00
1.000
2017 IIHF Women's World Championship
2
1
1
118
46
44
2
1
1.00
0.957
2016 NWT December Series
2
2
0
111
60
55
5
0
2.50
0.917
Videos
Photos
2017 NWT: Giving back to the community
Canada’s National Women’s Team took time out from its training camp in Fredericton, N.B.
2017 WWC: USA 3 – CAN 2 OT (Gold Medal)
Brianne Jenner tied it in the third period, but an extra-time loss left Canada with a silver medal.
2017 WWC: CAN 4 – FIN 0 (Semifinal)
Szabados earned another shutout to send Canada to play for gold.
2017 WWC: CAN 8 – RUS 0 (Preliminary)
Wakefield scored two to lead Canada to its first win in Plymouth.
Close
Credit