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Fannie Desforges
Fannie-Desforges
Position Forward
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
PWHL
RSEQ
CWHL Team
Ottawa Senators
Ottawa Gee-Gees (2008-13)
Montreal Stars (2013-present)
Pro Career present


Fannie Desforges is a women's ice hockey player from Fournier, Ontario. She was selected by the Montreal Stars in the 2013 CWHL Draft.

Playing careerEdit

In 2007-08, Desforges played for the Ottawa Lady Senators of the PWHL and captured the PWHL Silver medal.[1]

CISEdit

Desforges competed for the Ottawa Gee-Gees of the RSEQ. Her first appearance for the Ottawa Gee-Gees came in an exhibition match versus the York Lions on September 20, 2008. She scored a goal in a 4-0 shutout victory. In her first ever regular season game (contested on October 18, 2008), she scored her first CIS goal in a victory over the Concordia Stingers.[2]

In a November 30, 2008 exhibition match versus the Syracuse Orange women's ice hockey team of the NCAA, Desforges scored a goal in a 4-3 overtime triumph.[3] On November 20, 2011, Desforges registered two goals (including the gaem winner 15 seconds into overtime) as the Gee Gees defeated the crosstown rival Carleton Lady Ravens for the third consecutive time.[4]

Ball hockeyEdit

At the 2011 Street and Ball Hockey World Championships in Bratislava, Slovakia, she participated for Team Canada. Former Gee Gees teammate Danika Smith also played for Canada. In the second game of the tournament (versus Austria), Desforges scored a goal in a 14-0 win over Austria.[5] Desforges and Team Canada would claim a silver in the tournament.[6]

PersonalEdit

Like former women's ice hockey players Amanda Trunzo and Rush Zimmerman, Desforges has competed in the Red Bull Crashed Ice championships.[7] She has earned the nickname Fearless Fannie and competed at Red Bull Crashed Ice in Quebec City in 2011 and finished fifth overall. On March 18, 2012, she claimed the gold medal in a competition in Quebec City (The Quebec City event is the only event on the four-city schedule which has a women’s competition).[8] Going into the final race, she beat out last year’s winner, Kyhala Salla of Finland, and fellow Canadian, Marquise Brisebois. She had the Gee-Gee logo emblazoned on her helmet[9]

Career statsEdit

CISEdit

Year GPGAPTS +/-PIM
2008-09 18 4 6 10 28
2009-10 20 8 8 16 30
2010-11 20 9 8 17 34
2011-12 20 6 12 18[10] +0 20

PostseasonEdit

Year GPGAPTSPIM
2008-09 5 0 0 0 2
2009-10 3 0 1 1 4
2011-12 3 0 2 2 10
[11]

Awards and honorsEdit

  • MVP for Trois-Rivières Patriotes summer hockey team
  • 2008-2009 Second-team QSSF All-Star
  • Player of the Game, Game 2 of 2010 Theresa Humes Tournament[12]
  • Ottawa Gee Gees MVP (2011)[13]
  • RSEQ 2012 Second Team All-Star[14]

ReferencesEdit

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