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Sami Jo Small
SamiJo-Small
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
Height
Weight
5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
179 lb (81 kg)
CWHL Team Mississauga Chiefs
Toronto Furies
Born March 25 1976 (1976-03-25) (age 40),
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Pro Career 1997 – present

Sami Jo Small (born March 25, 1976 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a women's ice hockey player.

Playing careerEdit

SamiJoSmall Toronto

Sami Jo Small at the 2010 CWHL Draft

Small was a goaltender for the Mississauga Chiefs of the Canadian Women's Hockey League. Small competed for Team Manitoba at the 1991 Canada Winter Games.[1]

Hockey CanadaEdit

Olympic medal record
Women's ice hockey
Silver 1998 Nagano Ice hockey
Gold 2002 Salt Lake City Ice hockey
Gold 2006 Turin Ice hockey
Small CWHLAllStar

CWHL All-Stars and NHL Alumni played a game at Copps Coliseum on Sunday, December 14, 2008 in support of the Help a Child Smile Foundation

Small is a three time Olympian, acting as a third goaltender on the Canadian women's hockey team in Turin and Nagano.

CWHLEdit

SamiJoSmall Vancouver2010

Sami Jo Small was honored by the Coca-Cola company at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games. Coca-Cola Company was honouring individuals, families and organizations with the Coca-Cola Live Positively Award.

Small was a goaltender for the Mississauga Chiefs of the Canadian Women's Hockey League and competed in the 2010 Clarkson Cup. During the 2013-14 CWHL season, Small became the first goaltender to reach 60 wins in league history. In that same season, Small would win the 2014 Clarkson Cup.

PersonalEdit

Small Stanford

Sami Jo Small with the Stanford Cardinal

Sami Jo Small is the current Vice-Chairman and one of the founders of the Canadian Women's Hockey League. Small is a graduate of Collège Jeanne-Sauvé and attended Stanford University on a track and field scholarship to throw the discus and javelin where she also played on the men's club hockey team.[2] She graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering - Product Design. Small is engaged to Billy Bridges, who played forward on the Canadian sledge hockey team for the 2010 Paralympic Games. [3]

Small Sculpture

A sculpture of Sami Jo Small by J. A. Fligel

Awards and honorsEdit

  • Brampton Sports Hall of Fame[4]
  • Directorate Award, Best Goalie, 1999 Women's World Hockey Championships[5]
  • Directorate Award, Best Goalie, 2000 Women's World Hockey Championships[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Who's Who in Canadian Sport, Volume 5, p.409, Bob Ferguson, Fitzhenry and Whiteside Ltd., Markham, ON and Allston, MA, ISBN 1-55041-855-6
  2. http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/sm/sami-jo-small-1.html
  3. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-drive/small-stands-tall-with-her-protege/article1668569/
  4. http://www.bramptonsports.ca/inductee.php?pk=101
  5. Collins gem Hockey Facts and Stats 2009-10, p.542, Andrew Podnieks, Harper Collins Publishers Ltd, Toronto, Canada, ISBN 978-1-55468-621-6
  6. Collins gem Hockey Facts and Stats 2009-10, p.542, Andrew Podnieks, Harper Collins Publishers Ltd, Toronto, Canada, ISBN 978-1-55468-621-6
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