Women's Ice Hockey

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Natalie Spooner

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Scarborough, Ontario

High School:
Cedarbrae Collegiate Institute

Height:
5-10

Position:
Forward

Major:
Food Science & Nutrition

Natalie Spooner

05/22/2012

Buckeyes Celebrate Season at Annual Banquet

Seniors Spooner and Wild named Offensive and Defensive MVP, respectively

04/18/2012

Medals Won at IIHF Women's World Championships

Former Buckeyes Tessa Bonhomme and Natalie Spooner won gold with Team Canada

04/03/2012

Buckeyes to Compete at IIHF Women's World Championship

The tournament is slated for April 7-14 in Burlington, Vermont

03/19/2012

Natalie Spooner Earns All-America Honors

Spooner is a first-time All-American

03/06/2012

Athletics Good Stuff

February 27 - March 4, 2012

07/20/2012

Natalie Spooner

Natalie Spooner

Spooner Photo Gallery

2011-12 Statistics Get Acrobat Reader

Ohio State Career Honors
First Team All-WCHA (2009-10) ... Second Team All-WCHA (2010-11) ... voted assistant captain of the Buckeyes for the 2010-11 season (along with Laura McIntosh and Kelly Wild) ... enters her senior year standing second in career goals (69) and sixth in career points (113) in the Ohio State records ... competed with the WCHA All-Star Team against the U.S. Women's National Team in St. Paul, Minn. (September 2009) ... named Ohio State's Most Valuable Offensive Player for 2009-10 and co-Most Valuable Offensive Player in 2008-09 and 2010-11 ... WCHA All-Academic Team (2009-10, 2010-11) ... Academic All-Big Ten at-large selection (2009-10, 2010-11) ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete (2009-10, 2010-11) ... received a Buckeye-record four WCHA Rookie of the Week awards (Oct. 24-25, Nov. 28-29, Dec. 12-13, Feb. 6-7) ... WCHA Offensive Player of the Week (Jan. 15-16, 2010; Feb. 2, 2011).

National Experience
Member of the 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2011-12 Canadian Women's Under-22 Teams ... with the U-22 team, won gold at the 2010 MLP Cup and silver at the 2009 MLP Cup, both held in Germany ... took gold at the 2011 MLP Cup in Switzerland ... member of the Canadian National Women's Team for the 2008, 2010 and 2011 Four Nations Cup tournaments ... member of the national team that took silver at the 2011 IIHF Women's World Championships in Switzerland ... participated in the Canadian National Women's Program Strength and Conditioning Camp, May 25-30, 2010 in Calgary ... has twice participated in the Canadian National Under-22 Team Selection Camp (Aug. 7-14, 2009 in Calgary and Aug. 10-19, 2008 in Toronto) ... has twice attended the Hockey Canada Under-22 Women's Conditioning Camp (April 30-May 3, 2009 and May 28-31, 2008 in Calgary) ... helped Team Canada win the Ball Hockey World Championship in Pilsen, Czech Republic, June 13-20, 2009 ... won the silver medal with Canada's National Women's Under-18 Team in the inaugural IIHF World Women's U-18 Championships in January 2008 ... named the assistant captain of the Canadian U-18 team that won a summer series against the U-18 Team USA squad in August 2007.

2010-11 (Junior Season)
Competed in 29 games for the Buckeyes, including 22 against WCHA opponents ... missed seven games traveling with Team Canada ... finished second on the team with 39 points on a team-best 26 goals and 13 assists ... led the team with 10 power play goals and five gamewinners ... had 26 points in WCHA play with 17 goals and nine assists ... tallied 13 multiple-point games, including eight with multiple goals (one hat trick) ... was 20th in the NCAA in points per game (1.34), sixth in goals per game (.90) and third in power play goals (10) ... in WCHA play, was third in power play goals (7) and tied for fifth in goals (17) and game-winning goals (3) ... opened the season with nine-straight games with at least one point ... kicked of the year with two goals and one assist in the 4-1 win at Robert Morris (Oct. 8) ... had a goal and an assist the following day in another 4-1 win over the Colonials (Oct. 9) ... finished with a plus-4 on-ice rating to start the year ... tallied a goal and an assist in both games against St. Cloud State (Oct. 15-16) ... gave Ohio State a 2-0 lead with a pair of power play goals in the eventual 6-5 overtime heartbreaker against top-ranked Wisconsin (Oct. 22) ... scored her eighth goal of the season in a 5-2 loss at Wisconsin (Oct. 23) ... led the Buckeyes to a 5-1 win over Syracuse (Oct. 29) with a pair of goals in the second period ... followed with a two-goal, one-assist performance against the Orange the next day in a 6-2 victory ... missed the next two weekend series at North Dakota and against Minnesota State competing for Team Canada at the 2010 Four Nations Cup and won gold with the team ... returned to lead the Buckeyes to a 4-2 upset over then-No. 3 Minnesota Duluth on the road (Nov. 19), scoring a pair of goals and finishing with a plus-2 rating ... held without a point for the first time all season in a loss to the Bulldogs (Nov. 20) ... returned to her scoring way on Nov. 27, notching a goal and an assist in a 3-1 win over Bemidji State ... had two goals, including the gamewinner, in a 3-2 victory against Wayne State (Dec. 30) ... missed the following three games for the MLP Cup where she won gold with Team Canada ... returned to the team for a road series at Minnesota State and scored a game-tying goal and a game-winning goal in a 3-2 win (Jan. 14) ... had a pair of assists against Minnesota (Jan. 21) and scored a power play goal the following day versus the Gophers ... recorded her third-career hat trick in a 6-1 road win at St. Cloud State (Jan. 28), scoring two power play goals and one short-handed goal in the victory ... also had an assist ... scored a power play goal and dished out a helper against the Huskies the next day in a 3-2 Ohio State win ... tallied one goal and one assist in the two-game home series with Minnesota Duluth (Feb. 11-12) ... concluded the regular season with an assist and a goal on the road against Bemidji State (Feb. 18-19) ... her goal in the series' second game was the game-tying goal that eventually led to a 1-1 tie ... led the team with two shootout makes ... finished the season with a plus-9 on-ice rating to lead the team ... totaled a team-high 179 shots ... assessed 14 penalties for 28 minutes.

2009-10 (Sophomore Season)
Played in 35 games, including 26 against WCHA opponents ... ranked third on the Buckeyes with 44 points ... scored 22 goals ... had 22 assists after just nine her freshman season ... was second in goals and fourth in assists ... led the team with nine power play goals ... totaled 16 points with the man-advantage ... also had a Buckeyes-best five game-winning goals ... tallied one shorthanded goal ... had 33 points (16g, 17a) vs. conference teams ... recorded 13 multiple-point games, three with multiple goals (one hat trick) and four with multiple assists ... missed the series at Minnesota (Jan. 8-9) while winning gold with the Canadian Under-22 Team at the MLP Cup in Germany ... in the NCAA, ranked 17th in points per game (1.26), tied for 13th in goals per game (0.63), tied for fifth in power play goals and tied for sixth in game-winning goals ... overall in the WCHA, was eighth in points, sixth in goals, 12th in assists, 11th in power play points, tied for third in power play goals and tied for fifth in gamewinners ... in conference-only games, tied for fifth in points (33) and goals (16), tied for sixth in power play points (14), second in power play goals (8) and tied for sixth in gamewinners (3) ... was held without a point in the season-opening series at Boston University, the only time she was without a point in back-to-back games all season (Oct. 2-3) ... had a career-high three assists in home-opening 6-5 loss to Minnesota, and followed with the lone OSU goal the next game - a 6-1 loss (Oct. 9-10) ... scored a goal and assisted on another in 5-2 victory at Bemidji State (Oct. 16) ... had a five-game point streak between Oct. 30-Nov. 13 ... also scored a game-winning goal four times in a five-series span between Oct. 30-Dec. 12 ... began the point streak by scoring both the game-tying and game-winning goals in the last 2:02 of the third period (gamewinner with 43 seconds left) in 7-6 come-from-behind win vs. Minnesota State (Oct. 30) ... then set up three goals in 4-1 victory to complete the sweep of the Mavericks (Oct. 31) ... scored a goal the following three games - a split at North Dakota (Nov. 6-7) and 3-2 overtime loss to Minnesota Duluth (Nov. 13) ... had the gamewinner and two assists, along with plus-4 rating, in 4-3 win vs. St. Lawrence (Nov. 20) ... also tallied the winning goal in 2-1 victory at St. Cloud State (Dec. 12) ... starting Jan. 3, had only two games without a point ... had seven points in a four-game span Jan. 3-22 ... recorded a goal and assist in back-to-back games, a 6-1 win vs. Robert Morris (Jan. 3) and 6-0 shutout at Minnesota State (Jan. 15) ... scored the next game vs. the Mavericks in 3-2 win to complete the sweep (Jan. 16) ... tallied two assists in 5-2 victory vs. Bemidji State (Jan. 22) ... starting Jan. 29, had a point in 10 of the last 11 games of the season ... had three points (1g, 2a) in home split with Wisconsin (Jan. 29-30) ... scored three goals and added two assists in split at Minnesota Duluth (Feb. 12-13) ... had a goal and assist has the Buckeyes dropped the first game in overtime, but came back with two goals and a helper in 6-3 upset of the Bulldogs the next game to hand UMD its last loss of the season as it claimed the 2010 NCAA title ... totaled six points in three postseason games ... began postseason action with a hat trick, including the game-winning overtime goal, in 3-2 victory at Wisconsin in a WCHA First Round Playoff matchup (Feb. 26) ... added an assist the next game to help complete the sweep in an upset of the Badgers (Feb. 27) ... ignited Ohio State's third-period rally in WCHA Final Faceoff semifinal game at Minnesota by setting up the tying goal at 2-2, then scoring to give the Buckeyes a 3-2 lead with 3:15 left in eventual 5-4 double-overtime loss to the Gophers in Minneapolis (March 6) ... totaled a team-high 215 shots on goal ... assessed eight penalties for 16 minutes, never picking up more than one penalty in a game ... finished with a rating of plus-9 after a minus rating in only six games.

2008-09 (Freshman Season)
Played in 30 games ... missed six games while playing with Team Canada ... scored 21 goals to lead the Buckeyes ... added nine assists for 30 points, third-most on the team ... tied for the team lead with four power play goals ... also scored two gamewinners and a shorthanded goal ... overall in the WCHA, ranked sixth in freshman scoring, ninth in goals and 27th in points ... tied for 15th in the NCAA in goals per game with 0.70 and ninth in points per game by a rookie with 1.00 ... tallied 25 points in 24 WCHA games, including 17 goals and eight assists ... in conference-only stats, tied for seventh in goals and tied for 22nd in points ... posted 10 multiple-point games and six games with multiple goals ... had a six-game point streak, Nov. 15-Jan. 9, that included a five-game goal streak to tie for the second-longest in Buckeye history ... came out of the gates on fire, totaling 22 points in her first 14 games and was held without a point just four times in that span ... for the season, was held without a point in only three series ... set the Ohio State record for goals in a game with four in a 6-5 win at Minnesota State (Dec. 12) ... scored a natural hat trick in the second period of that game with three goals in a span of 1 minute, 56 seconds ... after not scoring in the first game of her career, she followed with a goal and assist in 3-2 win at Providence (Oct. 4) ... had two goals in 7-4 loss against Wisconsin the next game (Oct. 10) ... scored the first and set up the second goal in 8-2 road loss to Minnesota (Oct. 18) ... scored three of Ohio State's five goals and also had an assist in home sweep vs. Bemidji State (Oct. 24-25) ... started her goal streak with two goals vs. Minnesota Duluth (Nov. 15) and followed by scoring three of OSU's five goals in Thanksgiving road series at St. Lawrence (Nov. 28-29) ... concluded first half of the season with seven points at Minnesota State (Dec. 12-13), including record-setting four-goal performance in the first game ... had a goal and two assists in second game against the Mavericks ... had an eight-game goal drought from Jan. 9-Feb. 1 ... had three assists in that span - vs. Minnesota (Jan. 9), vs. St. Cloud State (Jan. 17), at Bemidji State (Jan. 23) ... in Ohio State's second overtime shootout of the season, scored a goal for the 1-0 shootout win at Bemidji State and to pick up an extra point (Jan. 23) ... broke the drought by scoring three goals in sweep against North Dakota (Feb. 6-7) ... also had an assist that weekend for a four-point series ... scored final goal of the season in 6-5 loss vs. Minnesota State (Feb. 20) ... begins the 2009-10 season on a 10-game streak without a penalty ... had a total of 11 penalties for 22 minutes ... concluded the season with 177 shots.

Prior to Ohio State
Attended Cedarbrae Collegiate Institute and played with the Durham West Jr. Lightning ... captained the team to a fourth-place finish in the Provincial Women's Hockey League in 2008 ... led the Lightning in goals with 25 and was third on the team in scoring with 38 points in 23 games during the 2007-08 season ... also ranked 11th in the league in points ... during the 2006-07 season, was the leading goal-scorer in the Ontario PWHL with 32 goals ... served as an assistant captain in 2006-07 ... a member of Team Ontario Red with Buckeye teammate Laura McIntosh, serving as captain of the squad and leading it to the gold medal in the U-18 National Hockey Tournament ... also competed for Team White, who won the event, in the 2007 Team Canada Fall Festival - a national team camp for Hockey Canada ... at Cedarbrae, was named the school's athlete of the year for six-consecutive years.

Personal
Daughter of Ann-Marie and Peter Spooner ... has three brothers: Rick, Doug and Ian ... Rick played hockey for the Wisconsin Badgers ... Doug currently plays for the Waterloo Warriors in Ontario ... after graduation, would like to develop specialized food products for young athletes.

Career Statistics

Year GP G A PTS Shots P-PIM +/- PP SH GW
2008-09 30 21 9 30 177 11-22 -16 4 1 2
2009-10 35 22 22 44 215 8-16 +9 9 1 5
2010-11 29 26 13 39 179 14-28 +9 10 1 5
TOTAL 104 69 44 113 571 33-66 +2 23 3 12

WCHA Statistics

Year GP G A PTS Shots P-PIM +/- PP SH GW
2008-09 24 17 8 25 140 7-14 -11 3 1 2
2009-10 26 16 17 33 172 6-12 -5 8 0 3
2010-11 22 17 9 26 131 12-14 +1 7 1 3
TOTAL 72 50 34 84 443 25-50 -15 18 2 8

THE SPOONER FILE

Career Game Highs

Goals 4 Dec. 12, 2008 at Minnesota State
Assists 3 2x, last Oct. 31, 2009 vs. Minnesota State
Points 4 2x, last Jan. 28, 2011 at St. Cloud State
PIM 4 5x, last Feb. 12, 2011 vs. Minnesota Duluth
Shots 12 2x, last Feb. 20, 2010 vs. St. Cloud State
Plus/Minus +4 2x, last Jan. 3, 2010 vs. Robert Morris

Career Milestones
First Goal - Oct. 4, 2008 at Providence
First Assist - Oct. 4, 2008 at Providence
Hat Tricks - Dec. 12, 2008 at Minnesota State (4 goals); Feb. 26, 2010 at Wisconsin, Jan. 28, 2011 at St. Cloud State

Career Stats vs. 2011-12 Opponents

Opponent G-A--P (Games)
Bemidji State 6-7--13 (12)
Minnesota 4-8--12 (13)
Minnesota Duluth 9-3--12 (12)
Minnesota State 12-6--18 (12)
Niagara has not played
North Dakota 5-3--8 (8)
Princeton has not played
St. Cloud State 7-7--14 (10)
Syracuse 4-1--5 (2)
Wisconsin

11-2--13 (14)

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