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Sommer West
Sommer-West
Position Forward
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
160 lb (73 kg)
NWHL
CWHL Team
Beatrice Aeros
Mississauga Chiefs
Burlington Barracudas
Born April 24 1978 (1978-04-24) (age 38),
Houston, Texas
Pro Career present


Sommer West (born April 24, 1978 in Houston, Texas) was a Canadian Olympic softball player at the 2000 Summer Olympics.[1] She is also an ice hockey player in the Canadian Women's Hockey League. West has competed for the Mississauga Chiefs and Burlington Barracudas in the CWHL.

Athletic careerEdit

West was a prominent softball player. She was an All-Star shortstop at both the 1997 and 1998 Canadian women's Nationals. She helped earn a silver medal for Canada in softball at the Pan Am Games in 1999. In addition, West was a member of Team Canada at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia, competing at first base[2]. One of her teammates was Olympic ice hockey player Hayley Wickenheiser. West also played first base on the 2002 National softball team.

HockeyEdit

In ice hockey, West was a member of the U18 Canadian national champions, and a member of the Canadian Under 22 National Team in 1999. West also participated with the Senior National women's team in two Four Nations Cup tournaments (1998 and 1999, respectively). She also played for Canada in a series vs. Sweden in January 2001 and the TSN Challenge vs. USA in January 2001. Five years later, West attended the Canadian National Women's Team Fall Festival in Kenora, Ontario.

At the age of eighteen, West competed in the National Women's Hockey League. She was part of four consecutive NWHL championships four consecutive years. In 2005-06, she led the league in points and was voted NWHL Offensive Player of the Year. With the Mississauga Chiefs of the NWHL, West also served as team captain during 2007-08. Her teammates on the Chiefs have included Olympic gold medallists Jennifer Botterill and Sami Jo Small. In the 2011 CWHL Draft, she was selected by the Burlington Barracudas.

Career statsEdit

Hockey CanadaEdit

Year Event Team GP G A PTS PIM
2004 Esso Women's Nationals Mississauga Chiefs 6 4 3 7 6
2005 Esso Women's Nationals Mississauga Chiefs 7 5 2 7 6
2007 National Women's Team Evaluation Camp 3 0 0 0 2
[3]

Awards and honorsEdit

  • Clarington Sports Hall of Fame inductee (2008)[4]
  • NWHL MVP, 2005[5]

PersonalEdit

Her father is Steve West, who played professional hockey in the 1970's for the Winnipeg Jets and the Houston Aeros of the WHA.

ReferencesEdit

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