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Rebecca Johnston
Position Defence
Shoots Left
5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
167 lb (76 kg)
Cornell Big Red women's ice hockey
Toronto Furies (2012-13)
Calgary Inferno (2014-)
Born September 24 1989 (1989-09-24) (age 27),
Sudbury, Ontario
Pro Career 2007 – present

Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Canada.svg Canada
Women's ice hockey
Olympic games
Gold 2010 Vancouver Tournament
Gold 2010 Vancouver Tournament
IIHF World Women Championships
Gold 2012 United States Tournament
Silver 2008 China Tournament
Silver 2009 Finland Tournament
Silver 2013 Canada Tournament
Competitor for Flag of Ontario Ontario
2007 Canada Winter Games - Ice Hockey
Gold 2007 Whitehorse, YT 2007 Tournament

Rebecca Johnston (born September 24, 1989 in Sudbury, Ontario) is a member of the 2009–10 Hockey Canada national women's team and also played for Cornell University. In addition to hockey, Johnston also competed in track and field for Cornell.[1] During the 2012 CWHL Draft, she was drafted by the Toronto Furies.

Playing careerEdit

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Rebecca Johnston doing publicity shots for the Vancouver Winter Games.

Canada Winter GamesEdit

Johnston (and future Cornell teammate Catherine White) represented Ontario at the 2007 Canada Winter Games. In the gold medal match versus Manitoba, Johnston and White each had one goal and two assists, as Ontario won by a score of 6-3 and finished the tournament undefeated.[2]

Cornell UniversityEdit

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Rebecca Johnston in action for the Cornell Big Red.

Johnston was Cornell’s first player to be named first-team ECAC Hockey and receive rookie of the year honors. She was also named first-team All-Ivy and Ivy League Rookie of the Year. In the 2008-09 season, Johnston’s 37 point total (by mid-February) were the most points in a season for Cornell since the 1991-92 campaign (Kim Ratushny with 21 goals and 17 assists).[3] Johnston’s 37 point total in mid-February led the entire ECAC league in overall points. She was also second in the league and sixth in the NCAA in points per game with 1.85.

Hockey CanadaEdit

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Johnston and fellow Sudbury resident Tessa Bonhomme in a promotion for the Vancouver Olympic torch relay.

Johnston won two gold medals with the National Women’s Under-22 Team at the Air Canada Cup. Rebecca made her debut at the 2008 IIHF World Women’s Championship, playing in all five games as Canada won silver.[4] Rebecca Johnston was a member of Canada’s Under-22 Team. The U-22 participated in the MLP Cup, held in Ravensburg, Germany from Jan. 2-6, 2009. Johnston was part of the silver medal winning team. In the tournament, Johnston accumulated seven points (3 goals, 4 assists). Her best game was in an 11-0 victory over Russia. Johnston scored a hat trick and added an assist. In addition to the MLP Cup, Johnston played with the Canadian Senior Team in the Four Nations Cup between Nov. 4-9, 2009. Johnston was part of the silver medal winning team. In the gold medal game of the 2010 Four Nations Cup, Rebecca Johnston's second goal of the game clinched the gold medal for Canada. Said goal came on a power play 6:21 into overtime. The goal gave Canada a 3-2 win over the United States. It was Hockey Canada's 12th championship in the tournament's 15-year history. [5]

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Rebecca Johnston celebrates winning the gold medal with a beer following her team's 2-0 victory during the ice hockey women's gold medal game between Canada and USA at the 2010 Winter Games.

Career statsEdit

Cornell UniversityEdit

Year Games Played Goals Assists Points Power Play Goals Short Handed Goals
2007-08 26 16 16 32 4 1
2008-09 26 25 20 45 8 0

Team CanadaEdit

Event Games Played Goals Assists Points PIM
2008 Women's World Championships 5 0 0 0 0
2009 Women's World Championships 5 3 2 5 0
2010 Olympics 5 1 5 6 2

Awards and honorsEdit

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Rebecca Johnston (bottom right) tries to ride the zamboni while her teammates look on.

  • 2008 ECAC Women’s Hockey Preseason All-League team
  • First Team All-Ivy League, 2007–08, Forward
  • Ivy League Rookie of the Year 2007-08, Unanimous selection[8]
  • First-team ECAC Hockey (2008)
  • ECAC rookie of the year honor (2008)
  • Rebecca Johnston, 2009 First Team All-ECAC [9]
  • ECAC Player of the Week (Week of January 11, 2011)[10]
  • ECAC Player of the Week (Week of March 1, 2011)[11]
  • 2011 Patty Kazmaier Award Nominee[12]
  • 2010-11 All-ECAC First Team[13]
  • 2011 Second Team All-America selection[14]


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