Former Saint women's hockey star Gina Kingsbury became the
third Saint athlete to earn an Olympic gold medal February 20,
when she was part of
the Canadian women's hockey team's gold medal win over Sweden.
Kingsbury, a 2004 graduate and the second-leading scorer in Saint
women's hockey history, played center for Team Canada and had two
assists in the Olympic tournament, one against Russia and the other
against Finland on a power play goal. She wore the same number, 27, that
she wore at St. Lawrence.
Kingsbury joins Isabelle Chartrand '03n, who won Olympic gold with the
Canadian women's hockey team in 2002 and Ed Rimkus '32, who was a member
of the U.S. four-man bobsled team which won gold in the 1948 Olympics as
SLU's gold-medal winners.
A second-team All America as a senior and a two-team All ECAC Hockey
League all star, Kingsbury won prior championships with Team Canada at the
Four Nations Cup and at the 2001, 2004 and 2005 IIHF World Women's
Hockey Championships. She has been a member of eight medalist teams for
Hockey Canada, six gold and two silver, prior to the Olympic gold.
A psychology major at
St. Lawrence, she played professional hockey in 2004-05 for the Montreal Axion of the
National Women's Hockey League and had 31 goals and 29 assists for 60
points in 30 games.
Women's Ice Hockey At St. Lawrence
For more information:
2006 Winter Olympics Hockey Official Site
Updated February 21, 2006