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Dana Antal
Dana-Antal
Position Forward
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
5 ft 7 in (1.7 m)
141 lb (64 kg)
ECAC
NWHL Team
Cornell
Calgary Oval X-Treme
Born April 19 1977 (1977-04-19) (age 39),
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Pro Career 1997 – 2005


Olympic medalist
Medal record
Women's Ice hockey
Gold 2002 Salt Lake City Ice hockey
World championships
Gold 2001 Minneapolis
Gold 2004 Halifax

Dana Antal (born April 19, 1977 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) is a women's ice hockey player. Between 1995 and 1997, Antal attended Cornell University, studying psychology. She was selected as the Ivy League’s Rookie of the Year in 1995-96 and led the Cornell Big Red women's ice hockey program in both seasons she played there. [1] In 1997-98, Antal played hockey in Switzerland and then joined the Calgary Oval X-Treme while attending the University of Calgary. [1]

ChampionshipsEdit

On March 22, 1998, Dana Antal scored at 5:31 of a 10 minute overtime period on a pass from Jennifer Botterill as Team Alberta (represented by the Calgary Oval X-Treme) defeated Team Ontario (represented by the Beatrice Aeros) by a 3-2 mark to win the Esso Nationals. [2]

Antal was a member of the Canadian National Team that won gold at the Women’s World Hockey Championships in 2001. She was selected to the team in 2000 but was unable to play. She was a member of the Canadian Olympic Team that won a gold medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. In the tournament, Antal scored two goals and added an assist at the games. She scored a goal in the 2003 Esso Women's National Hockey Championship to help Team Alberta win the Abby Hoffman Cup.

ChinaSeriesWomen October1997

During the series against China (Oct. 8-9), (left to right) Tammy Lee Shewchuk, Kathy McCormack, Jennifer Botterill and Dana Antal wore the National Team jersey for the first time.

Awards and honorsEdit

  • Most Sportsmanlike, 1998 Esso National championships[3]
  • Player of the game, 2003 Esso Women's National Hockey Championship [4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Canadian Gold 2002, p. 114, Andrew Podnieks, Fenn Publishing Company Ltd, Bolton, Ontario, Canada, 2002
  2. Alberta downs Ontario 3-2 in Overtime in Gold Medal Final to win 1998 Esso Women’s Nationals Hockey Championship. Hockey Canada (March 22, 1998). Retrieved on 28 June 2010.
  3. Alberta downs Ontario 3-2 in Overtime in Gold Medal Final to win 1998 Esso Women’s Nationals Hockey Championship. Hockey Canada (March 22, 1998). Retrieved on 28 June 2010.
  4. Esso Canadian National Championships 2003. Ontario Women's Hockey Association (March 16, 2003). Retrieved on 6 April 2010.

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