Friday, April 26, 2013

Gina Kingsbury

Gina Kingsbury played forward in two Olympics for Team Canada, winning gold in both 2006 and 2010.

The Saskatchewan-born, Quebec-raised Kingsbury first joined Team Canada in the under-22 division in 1999. She went on to help Canada win gold at the 2001, 2004 and 2007 world championships as well as silver in 2005, 2008 and 2009.

She graduated from St. Lawrence University in 2004 with a degree in psychology. She joined the Montreal Axion of the National Women’s Hockey League before making and committing to the 2006 Olympic team. She decided to advance her career with the national team by moving to Calgary where the team trains. She joined the Calgary Oval X-Treme in non-Olympic years.

In 116 games with the national team she scored 35 goals, 40 assists and 75 points.

The native of Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec has since moved to Penticton, British Columbia and is very active with the Okanagan Hockey School.

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