Cassie Campbell

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Cassie Campbell-Pascall (born November 22, 1973) Campbell is a former Canadian female ice hockey player. She was the captain of the Canadian ice hockey team during the 2002 Winter Olympics and led the team to a gold medal.

Born in Richmond Hill, Ontario and raised in Brampton, Ontario. She attended high school at North Park Secondary School and is an alumna of the University of Guelph, in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Her charity work among communities in the greater Toronto area has been well received, and she is known as a great role model and humanitarian.

The left winger took on the role of captain again in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, and again successfully led her team to the Gold Medal with a 4 – 1 win over Sweden. Cassie was also captain of the Calgary Oval X-Treme, a team in the Western Women's Hockey League. Campbell has also played for the Toronto Aeros and Mississauga Chiefs.

Cassie Campbell retired from competitive hockey on August 30, 2006. She then joined Hockey Night in Canada as a rinkside reporter, becoming (on October 14, 2006) the first woman to do colour commentary on a Hockey Night in Canada broadcast. She has done modelling, and hosted women's hockey segments on TSN's hockey broadcasts.

In 2007, she was inducted into the Canada Sports Hall of Fame. On November 22, 2009, Campbell ran a leg in the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch relay, through the town of Cavendish, Prince Edward Island. During the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics, Campbell provided colour commentary for women's hockey.

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