Therese Brisson
Position Defense
5 ft 7 in (1.7 m)
150 lb (68 kg)
Concordia Stingers
Oakville Ice
Born October 5 1966 (1966-10-05) (age 50),
Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Quebec
Pro Career 1993 – present
Olympic medalist
Medal record
Women's ice hockey
Gold 2002 Salt Lake City Ice hockey
Silver 1998 Nagano Ice hockey

Therese Brisson (born October 5, 1966, in Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Quebec) is a women's ice hockey player. Brisson played for the Canadian National women's ice hockey team from 1993 to 2005.[1] Brisson was the second oldest member of Team Canada’s gold medal winning team at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. She competed for Canada at the World Championships in 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000 and 2001.[2] She earned a silver medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan, which marked the first time that women’s hockey was played on an Olympic level.

Playing careerEdit

Brisson studied kinesiology at Montreal’s Concordia University, and was named athlete of the year in 1988 and 1989.[2] In 1997, Brisson was inducted into Concordia University’s Sports Hall of Fame. In 1994, Brisson made her debut for Team Canada at the World Championships, playing alongside such stalwarts as Manon Rhéaume, Cassie Campbell, Geraldine Heaney and France St. Louis. She would be named an All-Star defensewoman at the tournament. Brisson was Team Canada’s Captain at the World Championships in 1999, 2000 and 2001.[2] Brisson represented Team New Brunswick at the 1998 Esso women's hockey nationals. She scored one goal and an assists to defeat Team Saskatchewan and finish in fifth place. [3]

At the 2002 Winter Olympics, Brisson led all Canadian defenders in scoring at the tournament. Brisson had two goals and three assists in helping Canada win its first gold medal in Women’s Olympic hockey.[2] After the Olympics, Bechard pursued a Masters Degree at York University in Toronto. Brisson was a former professor in kinesiology at the University of New Brunswick.


Brisson is a marketing manager at Procter and Gamble Canada. She is also a board member of the Canadian Olympic Committee.[4]

Awards and honorsEdit

  • Best Defender, 1998 Esso Nationals[5]


  1. Women's Hockey, All-Time Alphabetical roster. Hockey Canada. Retrieved on 18 June 2010.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Canadian Gold 2002, p. 115, Andrew Podnieks, Fenn Publishing Company Ltd, Bolton, Ontario, Canada, 2002.
  3. Alberta downs Ontario 3-2 in Overtime in Gold Medal Final to win 1998 Esso Women’s Nationals Hockey Championship. Hockey Canada (March 22, 1998). Retrieved on 28 June 2010.
  4. Where are they now? Therese Brisson. Hockey Canada. Retrieved on 19 June 2010.
  5. Alberta downs Ontario 3-2 in Overtime in Gold Medal Final to win 1998 Esso Women’s Nationals Hockey Championship. Hockey Canada (March 22, 1998). Retrieved on 28 June 2010.
Preceded by
Stacy Wilson (1997-98)
Captain, Cdn National Women's Hockey Team
Succeeded by
Cassie Campbell (2002-06)
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