Rachael Bona
Position Forward
Shoots Left
5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
High school
Coon Rapids Cardinals
Minnesota Golden Gophers
Born October 25,
Coon Rapids, Minnesota
Pro Career present
Medal record
Women's ice hockey
Competitor for Flag of Canada Canada
IIHF U18 Womens Worlds
Silver 2010 United States 2010 Tournament

Rachel Bona is a womens ice hockey player from Minnesota. Currently, she competes for the Minnesota Golden Gophers of the NCAA.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Starting in 2008, Bona played for the U19 Minnesota Ice Cats.

Coon Rapids[edit | edit source]

With the Coon Rapids Cardinals, she accumulated 76 points in 25 regular season games of the 2010-11 campaign. Bona competed in the 2011 state tournament and registered ten points in three state tournament games.[1] The Cardinals finished third, losing to eventual state champion Minnetonka. In five seasons with Coon Rapids, she compiled 165 goals and 105 assists. One of her teammates at Coon Rapids was former Gopher Terra Rasmussen. The two played together during the 2006-07 season. Both won a conference title in that season.

NCAA[edit | edit source]

Her first career point was an assist on a goal scored by Meghan Lorence versus St. Cloud State on October 7, 2011. In an October 14, 2011 contest versus the Wisconsin Badgers, Bona netted her first career NCAA goal. Versus Harvard (on November 27, 2011) she scored a goal, while scoring the game winning goal against Ohio State on December 10, 2011. Less than two minutes into the beginning of a game with Ohio State (on February 10, 2012), Bona scored the first goal of the game.[2] On March 3, 2012, she had the only penalty for the Golden Gophers in the WCHA Championship game, as the Golden Gophers won their first WCHA tournament title since 2005.[3]

Rachel Bona scored the game winning goal in an October 27 victory versus North Dakota found Noora Raty break the Golden Gophers record for most wins by a goaltender.[4]

USA Hockey[edit | edit source]

She participated in the USA Hockey Development Camps from 2007 to 2009, respectively. She played for the U.S. Under-18 team that won a silver medal at the 2010 World Championships. In the opening match of the 2010 IIHF World Women's U18 Championship (March 27 versus Japan), she scored a goal in an 11-1 win.[5]

Awards and honors[edit | edit source]

  • All-Northwest Suburban Conference honoree (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
  • Finalist, 2011 Minnesota Ms. Hockey Award
  • WCHA Rookie of the Week (Week of January 23, 2012)[6]

References[edit | edit source]

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