Tarin Podloski (WHKY | Student-athlete)
NAME: Tarin Podloski
SPORT: Women’s Hockey
YEARS ACTIVE: 2004-2010
Canada West all-time leader in points (213) and assists (122)
Three-time CIS champion (2006, 2007, 2010)
Four-time Canada West champion (2005, 2006, 2007, 2010)
2009 Canada West and CIS Player of the Year
Tarin Podloski established herself as one of the all-time greats in Canada West during her five seasons as a student-athlete at the University of Alberta, but her place in the record books wasn’t cemented until her final regular season game.
On February 20, 2010, Podloski scored two goals in Alberta’s 3-0 victory over Manitoba, bringing her career total to 213 points - one more than recorded by former teammate Danielle Borgeous – to rank first in conference history.
Podloski would go on to lead the Pandas to both the 2010 Canada West and CIS titles - her fourth and third respectively - providing a storybook ending to her storied career.
Ten years later, the St. Albert native was still Canada West’s all-time leader in points as well as assists (122). She also still holds the single-season records with 61 points and 38 assists, benchmarks established in 2008-09 when she was dual Player of the Year for CIS and Canada West.
Playing for the Pandas from 2004-05 to 2006-07 and then from 2008-09 to 2009-10, Podloski earned both Canada West First-Team All-Star and All-Canadian honours in each of her final four seasons. In her first year she was named the Canada West Rookie of the Year and selected to the CIS All-Rookie Team.
With Podloski in their lineup, the Pandas advanced to the CIS gold medal game four times, winning in 2006, 2007, and 2010. Podloski was voted MVP of the national championship tournament in 2006.
Podloski also played professionally in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League, with the Mississauga Chiefs.