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Caitlin Cahow
Position Defense
Shoots Left
5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
156 lb (71 kg)
ECAC Team Harvard Crimson
Born (1985-05-20)May 20, 1985,
Branford, Connecticut
Pro Career 2003 – present
Medal record
Competitor for the Flag of the United States United States
Women's ice hockey
Bronze 2006 Turin Tournament
Silver 2010 Vancouver Tournament
Women's 4 Nations Cup
Silver 2010 Canada Tournament

Caitlin Cahow (born May 20, 1985) is an American ice hockey player.

Playing career

While Cahow’s mother was a professor at Yale University, her first exposure to the ice rink was through figure skating. After one figure skating practice, she saw hockey players take to the ice and noticed that the players had ponytails. From there, Cahow gave up figure skating and attended a kids hockey clinic. Most of the students at the clinic were boys. Cahow’s mother forced her to play her first year in hockey by wearing figure skates.

USA Hockey

Attempting to block Haley Irwin's shot at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games

She won a bronze medal at the 2006 Winter Olympics. She plays defense and is left-handed. Before the Olympics, Cahow Captained the U.S. Under-22 Select Team in 2006 after the USA Hockey National Women's Festival in Lake Placid, N.Y.

Awards and honors


Cahow was named after figure skater Caitlin Carruthers. She was the figure skating pairs partner of Peter Kinder, Cahow’s uncle. Kinder and Carruthers won a silver medal at the 1984 Olympics. Cahow's mother, Barbara Kinder was a professor of surgery at Yale University.[3] One of Cahow's heroes was Manon Rheaume. The two got the opportunity to play together for the Minnesota Whitecaps.[4]

Cahow’s father, Elton, was a surgeon and he died of cancer when she was only 11 years old. Cahow graduated from Harvard University in 2008 with a degree in anthropology. Cahow also studied the French language at Harvard and used it for an interview with French-Canadian media. As a student at Harvard, Cahow met Boston Lobsters tennis player Nicole Pratt. Cahow and Pratt developed a hockey-tennis dry-land workout which helped Pratt make a comeback at the French Open tennis tournament.[5]


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