Thérèse Brisson

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Thérèse Brisson
Born (1966-10-05) October 5, 1966 (age 57)
Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Quebec, Canada
Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight 150 lb (68 kg; 10 st 10 lb)
Position Defence
National teamFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Playing career 19932005
Medal record
Representing Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Women's ice hockey
Olympic games
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2002 Salt Lake City Tournament
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1998 Nagano Tournament
IIHF World Women's Championships
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1994 United States Tournament
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1997 Canada Tournament
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1999 Finland Tournament
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2000 Canada Tournament
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2001 United States Tournament
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2004 Canada Tournament

Therese Brisson (born October 5, 1966) is a Canadian former ice hockey player. Brisson played for the Canadian National and Olympic women's ice hockey team from 1993 to 2005. [1] Brisson was a member of Team Canada’s gold medal winning team at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. She helped Canada win six World Championships in 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2004. [2] She earned a silver medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan, which marked the first time that women’s hockey was played on an Olympic level.

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Playing career

Brisson competed for the Ferland Quatre Glaces (first based out of Brossard, and then Repentigny) team in the League Régionale du Hockey au Féminin in the province of Québec. [3] She studied Kinesiology at Montreal’s Concordia University, was named athlete of the year in 1988 and 1989, [2] and in 1997, she was inducted into Concordia University’s Sports Hall of Fame. In 1994, Brisson made her debut for Team Canada at the World Championships, playing alongside such stalwarts as Manon Rhéaume, Cassie Campbell, Geraldine Heaney and France St. Louis. She would be named an All-Star defence at the tournament. Brisson was Team Canada’s Captain at the World Championships in 1999, 2000 and 2001. [2] Brisson represented Team New Brunswick at the 1998 Esso women's hockey nationals. She scored one goal and an assists to defeat Team Saskatchewan and finish in fifth place. [4]

At the 2002 Winter Olympics, Brisson led all Canadian defenders in scoring at the tournament. Brisson had two goals and three assists in helping Canada win its first gold medal in Women’s Olympic hockey. [2]

Brisson also played several seasons for Montreal Axion, a professional women's ice hockey team in the National Women's Hockey League.

As part of the IIHF Ambassador and Mentor Program, Brisson was a Hockey Canada athlete ambassador that travelled to Bratislava, Slovakia to participate in the July 2011 IIHF High Performance Women's Camp. [5]

Personal

After the Olympics, she completed an MBA at the Schulich School of Business, York University in Toronto. Brisson had completed a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Kinesiology (Motor Control & Learning) at Université de Montréal and was a former professor in kinesiology at the University of New Brunswick. Brisson was Marketing & Sales executive with over 16 years of CPG leadership experience at Procter & Gamble Canada and Kimberly-Clark. She also served as a director on the boards of the Canadian Olympic Committee from 2009-2021 and Own the Podium from 2005-2020. [6] She was appointed President & CEO of Alpine Canada in August 2020. [7]

Awards and honours

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Preceded by
Stacy Wilson (1997–98)
Captain, Cdn National Women's Hockey Team
1999–2001
Succeeded by
Cassie Campbell (2002–06)