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Katherine "Kathy" McCormack

Katheryn McCormack of Blackville was a member of Canada’s silver-medal team when women's ice hockey made its debut as an Olympics event in Nagano, Japan in 1998. A forward, she started her career by playing street hockey in her hometown at the age of 8 with friends and cousins. Because there were no teams for girls, she competed against boys until joining the New Brunswick team for the 1991 Canada Winter Games – the first time women’s ice hockey was played in the competition. She was later on teams that finished second and third respectively in Esso Women's championships in 1995 and 1996 and third and first in international tournaments in 1997 and 1999. McCormack was a second-team all-Canadian in women's hockey and Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union academic All-Canadian when she graduated from the University of New Brunswick.

Enrolled in the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, June 5, 2010.

Quick Facts

  • Became passionate about playing hockey at the age of 8 at a time which she could only play on boys teams as there were no teams for girls
  • Member of Team New Brunswick at the 1991 Canada Winter Games – the first time women’s ice hockey was played at the Canada Games
  • Member of teams that finished second and third respectively in Esso Women’s championships in 1995 and 1996
  • Member of Canada’s silver-medal team when women’s ice hockey made its debut as an Olympics event in Nagano, Japan in 1998
  • Second-team all-Canadian in women’s hockey
  • Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union academic All-Canadian when she graduated from the University of New Brunswick in 1999
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