Cassie Campbell-Pascall is the only captain, male or female, to lead a Canadian hockey team to two Olympic Gold Medals. She led the women’s hockey team to their unforgettable Gold at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, and again, at the 2006 Olympics in Torino. On top of that, Cassie is the winner of 6 world championships.
In October 2006, Cassie made the history books again, when she became the only woman ever to do colour commentary on Hockey Night in Canada. She appears regularly on Hockey Night in Canada, as an analyst and or reporter as part of Rogers NHL package. She has also worked for Flames Radio, and was the first female on the NHL Network in 2002. She worked alongside Peter Mansbridge on CBC for that network’s coverage of the 2010 Olympic bid coverage.
Cassie holds an honors sociology degree from the University of Guelph, and has run an annual street hockey tournament that raised over 3.5 million dollars for Ronald McDonald House of Southern Alberta. She has received honorary doctorate degrees from the University of Guelph, UBC, University of Windsor, Mount Royal University and the University of Ottawa. She is an ambassador for Scotiabank and helped launch the Scotiabank Girls Hockeyfest Camps across the country. Cassie is also the first ever ambassador of Ronald McDonald House Charities. The Cassie Campbell Community center in her hometown of Brampton, Ontario was completed in September of 2008, and Prince Edward Island officially named March 14th as Cassie Campbell Day. Cassie is the first female hockey player inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame and has been inducted into the Alberta and Ontario Sports Hall of Fames. She also was the first female to receive the Order of Hockey in Canada alongside hockey legends like Wayne Gretzky, Jean Beliveau and Gordie Howe. She currently holds the position of Governor for the Canadian Women’s Hockey League and also is a Director on the Hockey Canada Foundation Board.
Cassie received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee from Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the highest honor given by the state. She has broadcast 2 Olympic Games in hockey and recently became the first woman to be an analyst for a Men’s gold medal game in Sochi where she worked alongside Mark Lee in Canada’s 3-0 win over Sweden. She is also a recipient of the Order of Canada.
Cassie resides in Calgary with her husband Brad Pascall, Asst. GM of the Calgary Flames, and her daughter Brooke.