Sarah Vaillancourt
Sarah-Vaillancourt.jpg
Position Forward
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
5 ft 6 in (0 m)
139 lb (63 kg)
ECAC Team Harvard
Born May 8 1985 (1985-05-08) (age 35),
Sherbrooke, Quebec
Pro Career 2005 – present
Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Canada Canada
Women's ice hockey
Olympic games
Gold 2006 Torino Tournament
Gold 2010 Vancouver Tournament
IIHF World Women Championships
Silver 2005 Sweden Tournament
Gold 2007 Canada Tournament
Silver 2008 China Tournament
Silver 2009 Finland Tournament
Women's 4 Nations Cup
Gold 2010 Canada Tournament

Sarah Marie Vaillancourt (born May 8, 1985 in Sherbrooke, Quebec) is a Canadian women's ice hockey player.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Sarah Vaillancourt was the captain of Canada’s Under 22 team at the 2007 Air Canada Cup. In 2003, she was the captain of Team Québec at the Canada Winter Games that won the Silver Medal. [1] One of her teammates was future Olympian Catherine Ward. She graduated from high school as a tri-varsity captain and athlete from Pomfret School in Pomfret, Connecticut as a member of the class of 2004.

Harvard Crimson[edit | edit source]

Vaillancourt with the Harvard Crimson

She was a star for the Harvard Crimson women's ice hockey program and won the Patty Kazmaier Award in 2008. Her freshman year was in 2004-05, and she finished fifth in the nation, and first among freshmen, in scoring with 2.31 points per game.[2]

Hockey Canada[edit | edit source]

In 2005, she made the Canadian national women's hockey team, where she would go on to play at the 2005 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships in Sweden. In her first game ever, she led Canada with 6 points in an 13-0 win over the Kazakhstan women's national ice hockey team. This tied a record for most points in a game on the Canadian national team. She would finish the tournament with 8 points. On February 20, 2006, Vaillancourt, as the second youngest member of the team, won a team gold medal in Turin with the Canadian Women's Hockey team beating Sweden in the final game and outscoring their opponents 46 to 2.

Montreal Stars[edit | edit source]

In the championship game of the 2011 Clarkson Cup, Vaillancourt scored a goal in the third period.[3] By winning the 2011 Clarkson Cup, Vaillancourt became an unofficial member of the Triple Gold Club (the accomplishment by women is not yet officially recognized by the IIHF), as she became one of only four women to win the Clarkson Cup, a gold medal in Winter Olympics, and a gold medal at the IIHF World Women's Championships. The other women include Caroline Ouellette, Jenny Potter and Kim St. Pierre.

Career stats[edit | edit source]

Hockey Canada[edit | edit source]

Event Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
2005 Women's World Championships 5 3 5 8 2
2006 Olympics 5 2 4 6 2
2007 Women's World Championships 5 2 4 6 4
2008 Women's World Championships 5 4 2 6 8
2009 Women's World Championships 5 3 4 7 8
2010 Olympics 5 3 5 8 6

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Awards and honors[edit | edit source]

  • Ivy League and Eastern Collegiate Athletics Conference [ECAC] Rookie of the Year for the 2004/2005 season[5]
  • Top 10 Finalist for 2007 Patty Kazmaier Award [6]
  • First Team All-Ivy League, 2007-08, Harvard (Junior) , Unanimous selection
  • Ivy League Player of the Year 2007-08, Harvard (Junior) , Unanimous selection[7]
  • 2009 First Team All-Ivy League[8]
  • Sarah Vaillancourt, 2009 First Team All-ECAC [9]
  • 2009 ECAC Player of the Year [10]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Canadian Gold 2010, Andrew Podnieks, p. 170, Fenn Publishing, Toronto, Canada, ISBN 978-1-55168-384-3
  2. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/sioncampus/08/29/unheralded.athletes/1.html
  3. http://cwhl.stats.pointstreak.com/boxscore.html?gameid=1560528
  4. Collins gem Hockey Facts and Stats 2009-10, p.22, Andrew Podnieks, Harper Collins Publishers Ltd, Toronto, Canada, ISBN 978-1-55468-621-6
  5. http://web.archive.org/web/20100514012954/http://www.vancouver2010.com/olympic-hockey/athletes/sarah-vaillancourt_ath1012646jp.html
  6. http://www.wcha.com/sports/w-hockey/spec-rel/030507aac.html
  7. http://www.ivyleaguesports.com/article.asp?intID=6431
  8. All-Time All-Ivy: Ice Hockey. Ivy League Sports. Retrieved on 16 April 2010.
  9. Nicole Stock and Paige Pyett Named All-ECAC Hockey. Brown Athletics (March 3, 2009). Retrieved on 7 May 2010.
  10. Nicole Stock and Paige Pyett Named All-ECAC Hockey. Brown Athletics (March 3, 2009). Retrieved on 27 April 2010.




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