Sunohara, Vicky (Hockey Player)
Vicky Sunohara (born on May 18, 1970, in Scarborough, Ontario) is a female ice hockey player, playing for Canada’s national team. She is of Japanese – Ukrainian origin.
Once considered the best female ice hockey player in the world, she won an Olympic silver medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan, and was idolized by Japanese seeking a hero in ice hockey. She continued with an Olympic gold medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah USA and another gold medal at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.
Vicky has been the captain or alternate captain of the Canadian national team since 2001. Besides the 2002 Olympics, she has won several gold medals for Canada in various international ice hockey competitions, the first one coming in 1990 at the world championships.
Vicky attended Northeastern University in Boston on a full ice hockey scholarship. She also attended the University of Toronto. Vicky plays, and is captain, for the Brampton Thunder, a team in the National Women’s Hockey League, except in Olympic years.
Source: Wikipedia contributors (2006). Vicky Sunohara . Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 17:00, May 18, 2006.
- Vicky Sunohara’s Web Site