Scarborough’s Natalie Spooner named to Canadian women’s hockey team for Sochi Winter Olympics
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Canadian women's hockey player Natalie Spooner meets Caleb and Keilah Gladwin during a recent event at Hogan Chevrolet Buick GMC in Scarborough. Spooner, who grew up in Scarborough, has been named to the Canadian women's hockey team for the Sochi Winter Olympics.
Scarborough’s Natalie Spooner has been named to Canada’s women’s hockey team for the Sochi Winter Olympics.
The 23-year-old Spooner has been playing with the national women’s team for a number of seasons, but this will be her first appearance in the Winter Olympics.
Hockey Canada made the announcement naming the Olympic team roster on Monday, Dec. 23.
Spooner, a left-shooting forward, went to high school at Cedarbrae Collegiate in Scarborough.
She also played hockey at Ohio State University where she set a number of school records, including being the Buckeyes all-time top goal scorer in women’s hockey.
Scarborough is not unfamiliar with having representatives on the women’s national team, with both Vicky Sunohara and Cherie Piper winning Olympic gold medals while on the team.
Spooner is the only player from Toronto on the women’s team for the Sochi Games, which begin in February.