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Krissy Wendell
Krissy-Wendell
Position Forward
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
154 lb (70 kg)
WCHA Team Minnesota Golden Gophers
Born September 12 1981 (1981-09-12) (age 35),
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Pro Career 1999 – present


Olympic medal record
Women's ice hockey
Silver 2002 Salt Lake City Team competition
Bronze 2006 Turin Team competition

Krissy Wendell (born September 12, 1981, in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota) is an American women's ice hockey player. During the 2004-05 season, Krissy Wendell set an NCAA record (since tied) for most shorthanded goals in one season with 7.[1] After graduating from Minnesota, she had the career record for most shorthanded goals in a career with 16. Ironically, both marks were tied by Meghan Agosta.

Playing careerEdit

While attending Park Center Senior High School, she led the Girls Hockey Team to a State Championship. When she graduated from high school, Krissy Wendell was the state of Minnesota's all time leading girls' high school scorer [2] She went on to be one of the stars on the American national women's hockey team and served as their team captain. She was also a co-captain of the University of Minnesota Gophers women's hockey team. She is a forward, and has scored 133 points in two seasons (2002–2003, 2003–2004) for the Gophers. She won the Patty Kazmaier Award in 2005 for best female collegiate hockey player. Krissy Wendell became the first player from Minnesota, and the first from the WCHA to win the Patty Kazmaier Award. [3]

She made her debut with the U.S. National Team at the Three Nations Cup in 1998. [4] At the 2005 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships, Wendell led all players in scoring with 9 points as the USA won its first gold medal at the women's world championships. She was chosen to represent the United States in the XX Olympic Winter Games.

Awards Edit

KrissyWendell Kazmaier

With the Patty Kazmaier Award

  • 2000 Minnesota Ms. Hockey
  • 2000 Bob Johnson Award for excellence in international competition (awarded at the USA Hockey Annual Congress)
  • 2001 USA Hockey player of the year[5]
  • 2002 Olympic Silver Medal
  • 2003, 2004 NCAA D1 W. Ice Hockey Champion
  • 2004 Little League Hall of Excellence[6]
  • 2004 Most outstanding player award in the NCAA Division I Women’s Hockey Tournament
  • 2005 Patty Kazmaier Award[7]
  • 2005 USA Hockey Bob Johnson Award[8]
  • 2005 Most Valuable Player, Women's World Hockey Championships[9]
  • 2006 Olympic Bronze Medal
  • 2007 All-Star, Women's World Hockey Championships[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/w_icehockey_rb/2011/DI.pdf
  2. Albert Chen (2 December 2002). Hot Stuff. Sports Illustrated. Retrieved on 24 June 2010.
  3. Laura Halldorson. gophersports.com. Retrieved on 23 June 2010.
  4. Notable Women’s Hockey Players. Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved on 9 April 2010.
  5. Annual Awards - Through the Years. USA Hockey. Retrieved on 24 June 2010.
  6. Hall of Excellence. Little League Online. Retrieved on 10 April 2010.
  7. http://www.gophersports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=41204&SPID=3323&DB_OEM_ID=8400&ATCLID=272438
  8. Annual Awards - Through the Years. USA Hockey. Retrieved on 24 June 2010.
  9. Collins gem Hockey Facts and Stats 2009-10, p.545, Andrew Podnieks, Harper Collins Publishers Ltd, Toronto, Canada, ISBN 978-1-55468-621-6
  10. Collins gem Hockey Facts and Stats 2009-10, p.545, Andrew Podnieks, Harper Collins Publishers Ltd, Toronto, Canada, ISBN 978-1-55468-621-6


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