Monday, April 15, 2013

Autograph Archives: Tribute to Female Hockey

Collecting certified women's autographs has been a side collection of mine.  As far as I know I'm only missing 3 females to complete this collection, none of which I've had the opportunity to buy.  They are a 06/07 ITG Going for Gold Cherie Piper and 97/98 Esso Autographs of Nancy Drolet and Geraldine Heaney, the last two I haven't even been able to confirm exist.  I also have an Angela James auto that can been seen in this earlier post.  As per my other Autograph Archives posts, none of these signatures have previously appeared on this site.  Hopefully we'll see some new female autographs released in the near future.  
Hayley Wickenheiser
Current Team Canada captain, Haley Wickenheiser is unarguably one of the best female players of all time.  Her accomplishments are too numerous to list but other than dominated Internationally in hockey she has also played in the Summer Olympics as a softball player and has played men’s professional hockey in Europe. 
Cassie Campbell
Currently a TV commentator Cassie Campbell was one of the best players of her time.  She twice captained Team Canada to Olympic Gold medals, 2002 and 2006.
Cammi Granato
Cammie Granato captained Team USA to an Olympic Gold in 1998.  She was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2010.  She is also a member of the International Ice Hockey Hall of Fame and the United States Hockey Hall of Fame. 
Manon Rheaume
Manon Rheaume is perhaps the most well known female hockey player of all time.  She was signed by the Tampa Bay Lightning and guarded net during a couple preseason games. She played a number of games in men’s leagues like the ECHL and IHL. Her younger brother, Pascal, was an NHLer who won a Stanley Cup with the New Jersey Devils.
Erin Whitten
Erin Whitten is one of only a handful of females to play in men’s pro hockey.  She tended net in the ECHL for the Toledo Storm and CHL for the Dallas Freeze.  She also appeared as a backup in the AHL for the Adirondack Red Wings, Detroit’s farm team. 
Charline Labonte
Charline Labonte became only the second woman to play in the QMJHL, the first being Rheame.  Labonte played substantially more games, 28, with the Acadie-Bathurst Titan.  Internationally she has won 2 Olympic Gold medals.
Kim St-Pierre
Kim St-Pierre made CIS history when she played, and won, a game as goaltender for McGill University Men’s hockey team.  She made the news in 2008 when she served as a practice goalie for the Montreal Canadiens.  She has won 3 Olympic Gold Medals; 2002, 2006 and 2010, with Team Canada. 
Sami Jo Small
Goalie Sami Jo Small played on Stanford University’s Men’s hockey team in the late 90s.  She was a member of Team Canada’s 1998 Olympic Silver medal team and the 2002 and 2006 Gold medal winning teams. 
Danielle Goyette
Inducted in 2013, Danielle Goyette is one of only a handful of female hockey players in the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame.  She won an Olympic silver medal in 1998 and 2 Gold medals, 2002 and 2006, with Team Canada.
Meghan Agosta
Meghan Agosta was the MVP for Team Canada’s Gold Medal winning 2010 Olympic team.  She also won Gold with the 2006 Olympic team. 
Gillian Apps
Granddaughter of Hockey Hall of Famer Syl and daughter of NHLer Syl Jr, Gillian Apps has hockey in her blood.  She is a two-time Olympic Gold Medal winner, 2006 and 2010.
Vicky Sunohara
An Olympic medal winner in 1998, 2002 and 2006 with Team Canada, Vicky Sunohara was considered one of best female players of her time. 
Jayna Hefford
Jayna Hefford is one of Team Canada’s longest serving members.  She has been a member of all 4 Team Canada female hockey Olympic teams. 
Jennifer Botterill
Jennifer Botterill was a long time member of Team Canada, from 1998 to 2010.  She won 3 Gold medals and a Silver.  Her brother, Jason, played in the NHL. 
Colleen Sostorics
For a decade Colleen Sostorics was a staple on Team Canada’s blue line.  She won 3 Olympic Gold Medals; 2002, 2006 and 2010. 
Caroline Ouellette
Caroline Ouellette is a 3 time Olympic Gold Medal winner with team Canada; 2002, 2006 and 2010.
Julie Chu
Team USA star Julie Chu has won 3 Olympic medals representing her country; 2002, 2006 and 2010. 
Natalie Darwitz
Natalie Darwitz has been a member of Team USA’s Olympic team since 2002.  She has 3 Olympic medals, a bronze and 2 silver. 
Gillian Ferrari
Gillian Ferrari won 2 Olympic Gold Medals with Team Canada, 2002 and 2006. 
Cheryl Pounder
A long time member of Team Canada, Cheryl Pounder won 2 Olympic Gold medals along with numerous World Championships. 
Tessa Bonhomme
Battle of the Blades contestant Tessa Bonhomme is one of the most recognizable names on Team Canada’s roster.  She won a Gold Medal in the 2010 Olympics. 
Sarah Vaillancourt
2011 Clarkson Cup MVP Sarah Vaillancourt has won 2 Olympic Gold medals with Team Canada, 2006 and 2010.
Becky Kellar
Becky Kellar was a member of all 4 Canadian Olympic teams, winning 3 Golds and a Silver. 
France St-Louis
France St-Louis was one of Team Canada’s best forwards through the 1990s.  She won a Silver medal with the 1998 Olympic Team. 
Stacy Wilson
Stacy Wilson captained Team Canada to their 1998 Silver medal win. 
Gina Kingsbury
Gina Kingsbury was a member of Team Canada’s 2006 and 2010 Gold Medal winning Olympic teams. 
Carla MacLeod
Carla MacLeod won 2 Olympic Gold medals with team Canada, in 2006 and 2010.
Katie Weatherston
Katie Weatherston was a member of the 2006 Team Canada Olympic Gold medal winning team. 
Kelly Bechard
Kelly Bechard was a member of Team Canada’s first ever female hockey Gold Medal winning Olympic hockey Team in 2002.
Delaney Collins
As  a member of Team Canada Delaney Collins won 3 World Championship Gold medals and 2 Silver medals.  

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