Biography:

Vicky Sunohara made her Olympic debut at Nagano 1998 where women’s ice hockey also debuted as part of the Olympic program. Team Canada and Sunohara took home silver at Nagano 1998. Sunohara would return to the Olympic Games at both Salt Lake City 2002 and Turin 2006 where she and Team Canada took home back-to-back gold medals. Over three Olympic Games, Sunohara appeared in 16 games and recorded 13 points.

A member of the women’s national program from 1989 until her retirement in 2008, Sunohara appeared in eight IIHF World Championships as Canada won gold seven times (1990, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2007) and silver once (2005). In those eight world championships, Sunohara played in 40 games and totaled 41 points.

Sunohara played collegiate hockey for Northeastern University from 1988 to 990 and for the University of Toronto from 1990 to 1992. Sunohara went on to play for the Brampton Thunder of the NWHL/CWHL from 2005 to 2008, winning the league championship in 2007 and 2008. After her retirement, she became the head coach at the University of Toronto in 2011.

Sunohara was inducted to the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame in 2012 with her teammates from the Turin 2006 Olympic hockey team.