Natalie Spooner
Position Forward
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
165 lb (75 kg)
WCHA Team Ohio State
Born (1990-10-17)October 17, 1990,
Scarborough, ON, CA
Pro Career 2007 – present
Medal record
Women's ice hockey
Competitor for Flag of Canada Canada
IIHF U18 Women’s World Championships
Silver 2008 Canada 2008 Tournament
Women's 4 Nations Cup
Gold 2010 Canada Tournament
Silver 2011 Sweden Tournament
Women's MLP Cup
Gold 2011 Switzerland Tournament
IIHF World Women's Championships
Gold 2012 United States Tournament
Silver 2011 Switzerland Tournament
Women's ice hockey at the Winter Games
Gold 2014 Russia Tournament
Competitor for Flag of Ontario Ontario
2007 Canada Winter Games - Ice Hockey
Gold 2007 Whitehorse, YT 2007 Tournament

Natalie Spooner (born October 17, 1990) played for the Canadian National women's ice hockey team from 2007 to 2008.[1] She returned to the national team in 2010 and won a gold medal at the 2010 Four Nations Cup. During the 2012 CWHL Draft, she was drafted by the Toronto Furies. In 2014, Spooner became the first woman in hockey history to claim the gold medal in the Winter Games and the Clarkson Cup in the same year. Currently she is the best female hockey player!

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Ohio State[edit | edit source]

In action with the Ohio State Buckeyes

As a freshman, Spooner played in 30 games (she missed six games due to her commitments with Team Canada). Despite playing in only 30 games, Spooner scored 21 goals to lead the Buckeyes. She added nine assists for 30 points, which ranked third on the Buckeyes. Spooner set a Buckeye-record by winning four WCHA Rookie of the Week awards. She has been one of the top goal-scorers in the WCHA during the 08-09 and 09-10 two seasons. Her 43 career goals rank sixth among the Buckeyes. Her 74 career points are 14th after 65 games played. Spooner was a First Team All-WCHA honoree during the 2009-10 season. [2] In the Buckeyes final regular season game of the 2010-11 season, Spooner scored a goal (her 25th of the season) in a 5-1 loss to Minnesota-Duluth to tie Jana Harrigan for second on the all-time Ohio State career list with 68 goals[3]

On November 25, 2011, Spooner scored four goals for the third time in her NCAA career, including a natural hat trick as the Buckeyes enjoyed a home-ice conference victory over Minnesota Duluth.[4] She scored all four goals as the final score was 4-1 in the Buckeyes favor. It was the second time in the 2011-12 campaign that she scored four goals in a game. The natural hat trick (three consecutive goals) was scored in the second period as the Buckeyes faced a 1-0 deficit against the Bulldogs. The eventual game-winner was scored at 10:56 of the second period. The hat trick was the fifth of her collegiate career. The four goal performance moved Spooner to fourth overall on the Buckeye career points list with 129. Spooner is now four goals away from tying Jeni Creary’s Ohio State record of 86 career goals.

Hockey Canada[edit | edit source]

Spooner has represented Canada on its National and Under-22 squads. In 2008-09 and 2009-10, she played on the Under-22 team. She has won gold at the 2010 MLP Cup and silver at the 2009 MLP Cup. She played on the Canadian National Women's Team at the 2008 Four Nations Cup. From May 25-30, 2010, in Calgary, Spooner was invited to take part in the Canadian National Women's Program Strength and Conditioning Camp. Spooner also played for Team Canada at the Ball Hockey World Championship in Pilsen, Czech Republic from June 13-20, 2009. Spooner won gold at the event. Spooner participated in the inaugural IIHF World Women's U-18 Championships in January 2008 and won the silver medal. In August 2007, the Canadian U-18 played a summer series against the U-18 Team USA squad and Spooner was an assistant captain. On November 10, 2010, Spooner scored a hat trick against Sweden in the 2010 Four Nations Cup.[5]

Mississauga Chiefs[edit | edit source]

Spooner participated in the 2008 Esso Women's Nationals with the Mississauga Chiefs.

Junior[edit | edit source]

While she attended Cedarbrae Collegiate Institute, Spooner played with the Durham West Jr. Lightning. At Cedarbrae, was named the school's athlete of the year for six-consecutive years. She captained the team to a fourth-place finish in the Provincial Women's Hockey League in 2008. During the 2007-08 season, Spooner led the Lightning in goals with 25 and was third on the team in scoring with 38 points in 23 games. Her point total ranked 11th in the league. During the 2006-07 PWHL season, Spooner was the leading goal-scorer with 32 goals and served as an assistant captain. She was a member of Team Ontario Red with future Buckeye teammate Laura McIntosh. Spooner served as captain of the squad and leading it to the gold medal in the U-18 National Hockey Tournament.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Hockey Canada[edit | edit source]

Event Games Goals Assists Points PIM
2007 Under 18 vs. USA 3 2 3 5 0
2007 Canadian Under 18 tournament 5 3 2 5 4
2008 Women’s Under 18 tournament 5 3 7 10 0
2008 Esso Women’s Nationals 3 0 0 0 0


Ohio State[edit | edit source]

Year Games Goals Assists Points PPG SHG
2008-09 30 21 9 30 4 1
2009-10 35 22 22 44 9 1


Awards and honors[edit | edit source]

  • First Team All-WCHA (2009-10)
  • Played with the WCHA All-Star Team against the U.S. Women's National Team in St. Paul, Minn. (September 2009) * Ohio State's Most Valuable Offensive Player for 2009-10
  • Ohio State co-Most Valuable Offensive Player in 2008-09
  • WCHA All-Academic Team (2009-10)
  • Academic All-Big Ten at-large selection (2009-10) ...
  • Four WCHA Rookie of the Week awards (Oct. 24-25, Nov. 28-29, Dec. 12-13, Feb. 6-7)
  • WCHA Offensive Player of the Week (Jan. 15-16, 2010)
  • 2011 All-WCHA Second Team[8]

Personal[edit | edit source]

Her brother Rick played hockey for the Wisconsin Badgers. A second brother, Doug, played for the Waterloo Warriors in Ontario.

References[edit | edit source]

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.