Natalie Babonyová
Position Forward
5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
121 lb (55 kg)
Golden Blades Team Toronto Crush
Born October 22, 1983,
Scarborough, ON, Canada
Pro Career 2009 – present

Natalie Babonyová (born October 22, 1983 in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada) is a Slovak-Canadian female forward. Babonyova participated in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games for Slovakia.[1] She was born and raised in Canada as the daughter of Slovak immigrants. When not playing for the Slovakian national team, she plays for the plays the Toronto Crush in a women's league in the Greater Toronto Area

Playing careerEdit

She was part of the Slovakian roster that defeated Bulgaria by an 82-0 score in September 2008 in the Olympic Pre-Qualification tournament in Latvia.

In 2009, she competed in the 2009 IIHF World Women’s Championship Division I, which was played in Graz, Austria. She was part of the Slovak team that qualified for the top division of the 2011 World Women's Championships.

Babonyova competed for Slovakia at a Four Nations Tournament in Europe during December 2010. The tournament was contested in Romanshorn, Switzerland. Babonyova scored two goals as Slovakia finished second behind the Swiss.

Vancouver Winter GamesEdit

Babonyova VancouverWinterGames

February 13, 2011: Babonyova tries to fend off Meaghan Mikkelson as she tries to score on Canadian goalkeeper Kim St-Pierre in the first day of women's ice hockey at the Vancouver Winter Games.

She played for Slovakia in the 2010 Olympics. It was the first time that Slovakia competed in women's ice hockey outside of Europe.[2] Her first Olympic women's ice hockey game came on February 13, 2010, ironically against the team representing the country of her birth, Canada. Slovakia lost the game by an 18-0 mark and Babonyova was penalized for cross checking in the second period.[3] Her first Olympic point came on February 15 in a 6-2 loss to Sweden.[4] She finished the Olympic tournament with an eighth place finish.[5]

Career statsEdit

IIHF Division IEdit

Year GP Goals Assists Points PIM +/-
2010 Vancouver Olympics 50114


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