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Height  5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Playing career  1997–present
Career start  1997
Catches  Left
Name  Sami Small
Education  Stanford University
CWHL team  Toronto Furies
Role  Ice hockey player
Position  Goaltender
National team  Canada
Weight  81 kg

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Born  March 25, 1976 (age 39) Winnipeg, MB, CAN (1976-03-25)
Olympic medals  Ice hockey at the 2002 Winter Olympics – Women’s Team
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Sami Jo Small (born March 25, 1976 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a women's ice hockey player.

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Playing career

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Small competed for Team Manitoba at the 1991 Canada Winter Games.

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

CWHL

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Small was a goaltender for the Mississauga Chiefs of the Canadian Women's Hockey League. After the CWHL contracted in 2010, she was claimed by the Toronto Furies. With Toronto, Small participated in the championship game of the 2011 Clarkson Cup. Despite losing to the Montreal Stars by a 5-0 tally, Small accumulated 46 saves in the championship. On February 9, 2014, a victory against the defending Clarkson Cup champion Boston Blades provided Furies goaltender Sami Jo Small with the 60 victory of her career. Of note, she becomes the first CWHL goaltender to reach the 60 wins plateau. In that same season, Small would win the 2014 Clarkson Cup, making her the third women's ice hockey goaltender to have won Winter Games gold, IIHF gold and the Clarkson.

Personal

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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. At the 1997 Pacific-10 Track and Field championships,(held May 24–25, 1997), Small finished in fifth place in the Hammer Throw with a distance of 161.5 meters. In the discus throw, Small was seventh with a distance of 158.8 meters. She graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering - Product Design.

She is involved with Right to Play and has been an Athlete Ambassador since 2006 Small is married to Billy Bridges, who played forward on the Canadian sledge hockey team for the 2010 Paralympic Games.

Awards and honors

  • Stanford University Men's Hockey, Pac-8 Conference (ACHA) MVP
  • CWHL Second All-Star Team, 2008–09 and 2009–10
  • Brampton Sports Hall of Fame
  • Directorate Award, Best Goalie, 1999 Women's World Hockey Championships
  • Directorate Award, Best Goalie, 2000 Women's World Hockey Championships
  • Namesake, "Sami Jo Small Hockey Facility", Norberry-Glenlee Community Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • References

    Sami Jo Small Wikipedia


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