Vicki Bendus
Position Forward
Shoots Right
5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)
110 lb (50 kg)
CHA Team Mercyhurst
Born (1989-04-17)April 17, 1989,
Wasaga Beach, Ontario
Pro Career 2007 – present
Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Canada Canada
Women's ice hockey
Gold 2010 Germany 2010 MLP Cup
Women's 4 Nations Cup
Gold 2010 Canada Tournament

Vicki Bendus (born April 17, 1989) is a hockey player for the Mercyhurst Lakers women's ice hockey program. She was the winner of the 2010 Patty Kazmaier Award, awarded to the top player in women's NCAA hockey.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Mercyhurst[edit | edit source]

Bendus with the Patty Kazmaier Award

  • During the 2008–09 Mercyhurst Lakers women's ice hockey season, Bendus was named assistant captain. She had a seven-game point scoring streak from Nov. 14 through Dec. 12, and registered four multiple-point contests and two game-winners during that span. She recorded a goal in four straight games from Nov. 21 through Dec. 6. From Feb. 13 through Feb. 27, she recorded 10 assists in five-game span.
  • On March 13, 2010, Bendus scored the 50th career goal of her career in the win over the Boston University Terriers. She is now the 8th Laker to have at least 50 goals in a career.[1]
  • In addition, Bendus is also a member of the Mercyhurst women’s golf team. In the 2008-09 golf season, she helped the Lakers get to NCAA Division I Golf national final. [2]

Hockey Canada[edit | edit source]

Bendus competing for Hockey Canada

Bendus won a gold medal at the Canada Winter Games with Team Ontario in 2007. On January 10, 2010, Bendus scored a goal and added two assists for the Canadian national women's under-22 team in the gold medal game of the 2010 MLP Cup. Canada defeated Switzerland, 9-0 in Ravensburg, Germany. The Canadian team won all four of their games by a combined score of 24-4, and secured their seventh goal medal in the past eight years. In three games, Bendus, Jesse Scanzano and Bailey Bram (from the Mercyhurst Lakers women's ice hockey team) combined for seven goals and 18 points.[3] Benuds and Bram were tied for the tournament lead in scoring, and Bendus was named the tournament's top forward.[4] She was part of the Canadian National Under 22 team that competed in the 2011 MLP Cup. [5]

Career stats[edit | edit source]

Mercyhurst[edit | edit source]

Year Games Played Goals Assists Points Power Play Goals Short Handed Goals
2007-08 37 11 21 32 3 1
2008-09 37 11 30 41 4 2


Hockey Canada[edit | edit source]

Year Games Played Goals Assists Points Penalty Minutes Power Play Goals
2010 Four Nations Cup 4 2 5 7 0 1


See also[edit | edit source]

Awards and honors[edit | edit source]

CHA Player of the Week[edit | edit source]

  • CHA Player of the Week (October 6, 2009)[8]
  • CHA Player of the Week (November 30, 2009)[9]
  • CHA Player of the Week (January 4, 2010)[10]
  • CHA Player of the Week (January 18, 2010)[11]

CHA awards[edit | edit source]

  • 2010 CHA Player of the Year[12]
  • 2009-10 Pre-Season All-CHA Team
  • 2009-10 CHA Scoring champion
  • 2010 All-CHA First Team[13]
  • 2010-11 First Team All-CHA selection [14]

NCAA awards[edit | edit source]

  • 2010 Patty Kazmaier Award [15]
  • Vicki Bendus, 2010 NCAA Elite 88 Award (awarded to student-athlete with the highest grade point average participating at an NCAA Championship event)[16]
  • 2010 Women's RBK Hockey Division I All-America Team[17]

Other[edit | edit source]

  • Top Forward, 2010 MLP Cup
  • Vicki Bendus, NCAA leader, 2009-10 season, Short handed goals (tied), 5[18]

References[edit | edit source]

Preceded by
Jessie Vetter (2009)
Patty Kazmaier Award
Succeeded by
Unknown (2011)
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