Saara Tuominen
Position Forward
Shoots Left
5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
WCHA Team Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs
Born 1 January 1986,
Ylöjärvi, Finland
Pro Career present

Medal record
Women's ice hockey
Competitor for Flag of Finland Finland
Olympic Games
Bronze 2010 Vancouver Tournament
IIHF World Women Championships
Bronze 2009 Finland Tournament
Canada Cup (women's)
Bronze 2009 Canada Tournament

Saara Elisa Tuominen (born 1 January 1986 in Ylöjärvi, Finland) has competed for Finland in ice hockey. At the 2006 Torino Olympics, Tuominen scored one goal and four assists.[1] She was an assistant captain for Finland's women's ice hockey team at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver where the Finns won the bronze medal.

She is a senior attending the University of Minnesota Duluth and was a three-year captain for the UMD Bulldogs, NCAA Division I national champions in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2008 and 2010. She was a 2009 and 2010 WCHA All-Academic Team member, a 2008 All-WCHA Third Team selection and a member of the 2007 All-WCHA Rookie Team.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Team Finland[edit | edit source]

Tuominen celebrating as Finland clinches the Bronze Medal

Tuominen was part of the team that clinched the bronze medal at the 2009 Canada Cup.[2] On February 25, 2010, Tuominen assisted on the game winning goal in the bronze medal game versus Sweden. The goal was scored at 2:33 into extra time. Tuominen was credited with the goal before the it was determined the puck went off former Erika Holst's stick.[3] Both players rushed the net on a cross-rink pass to force Sweden's misplay and seal the game for the medal-hungry Finns.

Personal[edit | edit source]

Saara Tuominen posing for posterity on the White House lawn on September 13, 2010 with Bulldogs with teammate Mariia Posa (left). Both were members of Finland’s bronze medal team at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver.

On September 13, 2010, Harss and her Bulldogs teammates were part of a group of NCAA sporting champions that visited the White House in Washington, D.C. and listended to United States president Barack Obama congratulate them on their victory.[4]

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