Athlete Profile

Cassie Campbell, 28, will lead the Canadian team into Salt Lake City as the squad's captain. Campbell, a member of the national team program since 1994, has won five world championships (1994, 1997, 1999, 2000) and placed second at the Nagano Olympics in 1988 during her stint with the national team.

Campbell, a forward from Brampton, Ont., became the second player ever to play 100 games with Canada's National Women's Team last fall (Geraldine Heaney was the first to play 100 games. One of Canada's most popular female athletes, Campbell plays and trains with the Olympic Oval X-Treme Program in Calgary. Campbell acts as a spokesperson for the Canadian Hockey Association's "Speak Out! Campaign" against harassment and abuse and the Health In Perspective (HIP), which teaches smoking prevention to young girls. She has also acted as a colour commentator for TSN and Headline Sports for broadcast of CIAU Women's Hockey Championship games in 2000 and 2001.