Caitlin Cahow

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Caitlin Cahow
8 Caitlin Cahow2.jpg
Born(1985-05-20) May 20, 1985 (age 29)
New Haven, CT, USA
Height5 ft 4 in (163 cm)
Weight156 lb (71 kg; 11 st 2 lb)
PositionDefenseman
ShotLeft
National team United States
Playing career2006–2013
 
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Caitlin Cahow
8 Caitlin Cahow2.jpg
Born(1985-05-20) May 20, 1985 (age 29)
New Haven, CT, USA
Height5 ft 4 in (163 cm)
Weight156 lb (71 kg; 11 st 2 lb)
PositionDefenseman
ShotLeft
National team United States
Playing career2006–2013

Caitlin Cahow (born May 20, 1985) is an American ice hockey player. She attended the Foote School, where she graduated in 2000 and then attended the Hotchkiss School where she graduated in 2003 after playing soccer, field hockey, ice hockey and lacrosse.

Cahow is a member of the United States women's national ice hockey team and also for Boston Blades in the Canadian Women's Hockey League. She graduated from Harvard University in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in social/biological anthropology and is a 3L at Boston College Law School, graduating in Spring 2013.[1]

Playing career[edit]

While Cahow’s mother was a professor at Yale University, her first exposure to the ice rink was through figure skating. After one figure skating practice, she saw hockey players take to the ice and noticed that the players had ponytails. From there, Cahow gave up figure skating and attended a kids' hockey clinic. Most of the students at the clinic were boys. Cahow’s mother forced her to play her first year in hockey wearing figure skates.

NCAA[edit]

Cahow played four years at Harvard Crimson women's ice hockey in the ECAC Hockey. Led all ECACH defensemen with 37 points (15-22) in 34 games. As a Junior (2006–07): Led team defensemen with 28 points (8-20) in 30 games.

WWHL[edit]

She tied for first among the league's defensemen with 21 points (3-18) in 19 games.. She helped the Minnesota Whitecaps to the Western Women's Hockey League championship in 2008-09 season and was named top defenseman at the Championship.

CWHL[edit]

During the 2012-13 CWHL season, Cahow was the captain of the Boston Blades. By season’s end, she would become the second American-born captain to help a team win the Clarkson Cup.

USA Hockey[edit]

She won a bronze medal at the 2006 Winter Olympics. She plays defense and is left-handed. Before the Olympics, Cahow captained the United States Under-22 Select Team in 2006 after the USA Hockey National Women's Festival in Lake Placid, New York.

Awards and honors[edit]

USA Hockey
College

Personal life[edit]

Cahow was born in New Haven, Connecticut and raised in Branford, Connecticut. She was named after figure skater Caitlin Carruthers, who won a silver medal for pairs skating with her brother, Peter Carruthers, at the 1984 Olympics. Cahow's mother, Barbara Kinder was a professor of surgery at Yale University.[7] One of Cahow's heroes was Manon Rhéaume. The two got the opportunity to play together for the Minnesota Whitecaps.[8]

Cahow’s father, Elton, was a surgeon and he died of cancer when she was only 11 years old. Cahow graduated from Harvard University in 2008 with a degree in anthropology. Cahow also studied the French language at Harvard and used it for an interview with French-Canadian media. As a student at Harvard, Cahow met Boston Lobsters tennis player Nicole Pratt. Cahow and Pratt developed a hockey-tennis dry-land workout which helped Pratt make a comeback at the French Open tennis tournament.[9]

Cahow has two brothers, Garrett and Christian.[10]

Cahow, who is openly lesbian,[11] was chosen by US President Barack Obama as part of his delegation to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

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