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Road to PyeongChang: Meghan Agosta

A closer look at the forward from Ruthven, Ont., centralized with Canada’s National Women’s Team

Jason La Rose
February 8, 2018

Position: Forward
Hometown: Ruthven, Ont.
Birthdate: February 12, 1987
Club Team: Hockey Canada

Road to Centralization
2004-06: Southwest Wildcats (PWHL)
2006-09: Mercyhurst College (CHA)
2009-10: Centralized for Olympics
2010-11: Mercyhurst College (CHA)
2011-13: Montreal Stars (CWHL)
2013-14: Centralized for Olympics
2014-17: None

Team Canada Experience
International debut: August 25, 2004 vs. United States
Canada’s National Women’s Team (2004-18): 171GP 83G 88A 171P
Canada’s National Women’s Development Team (2004-09): 32GP 23G 27A 50P

Olympic & World Championship Experience
2017 IIHF Women’s World Championship – 5GP 2G 1A 3P (silver medal)
2016 IIHF Women’s World Championship – 5GP 1G 1A 2P (silver medal)
2014 Olympic Winter Games – 5GP 3G 1A 4P (gold medal)
2013 IIHF Women’s World Championship – 5GP 4G 2A 6P (silver medal)
2012 IIHF Women’s World Championship – 5GP 4G 4A 8P (gold medal)
2011 IIHF World Women’s Championship – 5GP 0G 5A 5P (silver medal)
2010 Olympic Winter Games – 5GP 9G 6A 15P (gold medal)
2009 IIHF World Women’s Championship – 5GP 2G 2A 4P (silver medal)
2008 IIHF World Women’s Championship – 5GP 3G 0A 3P (silver medal)
2007 IIHF World Women’s Championship – 5GP 0G 4A 4P (gold medal)
2006 IIHF Olympic Winter Games – 5GP 3G 1A 4P (gold medal)

Who has played the biggest role in getting you to centralization?
“The biggest person is my fiancée, Jason. He has been so supportive in the last few years. I can’t thank him enough for understanding that I’m not only working shift work, and he knows what that’s like, but getting me through the different things I’ve dealt with and understanding I have a lot more to give, and I still want to represent my country, and the sacrifice of having to be away from him for the last 7-8 months. I know that no matter the distance, he is still there supporting me, and he has supported me throughout this journey.”

When did you decide you wanted to play for Team Canada?
“Ever since I was six years old it has been my dream to represent Canada and go to an Olympics. I remember growing up, my brother was the one who inspired me to play; I’d be out on the street playing road hockey with my brother and the neighbourhood kids, and hockey was my passion. I had an older sister who figure skated, and I figure skated, but hockey was the sport I wanted to play.”

What is the most important thing hockey has given you?
“Hockey has given me the opportunity to not only pursue my career, but to live a healthy lifestyle, to make friends and have the memories I have, but also the honour of representing my country, and that is beyond anything I could ever have dreamed of. To put on the jersey and skate onto the ice with teammates that I will be friends with forever, it’s something I’ll remember the rest of my life. I’m living proof, I come from a small town, that if you dream big and work hard, anything is possible.”

For more information:

Esther Madziya
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 284-6484 

Spencer Sharkey
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 777-4567

Jeremy Knight
Manager, Corporate Communications
Hockey Canada

(647) 251-9738

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