Colleen Sostorics (WHKY | Student-athlete)
NAME: Colleen Sostorics
SPORT: Women’s Hockey
YEARS ACTIVE: 1997-2000
All-Canadian Second Team (1998, 1999)
Canada West First Team All-Star (1998, 1999)
Three-time Olympic gold medalist (2002, 2006, 2010)
Three-time World Champion (2001, 2004, 2007)
A three-time World champ and triple Olympic gold medalist, Colleen Sostorics anchored the blueline for University of Calgary during the infancy of Canada West women’s hockey.
In the conference’s inaugural season, 1997-98, Sostorics was a Canada West First Team All-Star and a Second Team All-Canadian while helping the Dinos claim Canada West bronze.
Calgary earned back-to-back Canada West silver medals in 1999 and 2000, when Sostorics was again named a Canada West All-Star. The Kennedy, Sask., product was also a 1999 Second Team All-Canadian selection.
Beginning with the U-22 national team in 1998, Sostorics would spend a dozen years representing Canada internationally. She won Olympic gold in 2002, 2006 and 2010; was a three-time gold (2001, 2004, 2007) and three-time silver (2005, 2008, 2009) medalist at the World Championships, and was part of five Four Nations Cup winning teams (2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007). She retired from international hockey following the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games.
Sostorics played several seasons in the 2000s with the Calgary Oval X-Treme , with whom she won multiple Western Women Hockey League championships.
After her first Olympics in 2002, Sostorics’ hometown of Kennedy named a street in her honour. She was inducted into the Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame in 2016.
Since 2013, Sostorics has served as an assistant coach for the University of Regina women’s hockey team.