Cassie Campbell-Pascall draws on decades of personal, athletic, and professional experience to inspire audiences, motivate leaders, and push you out of your comfort zone to achieve your best.
A two-time Olympic champion and six-time World Champion, Cassie is the only Canadian team captain to lead her team to two Olympic gold medals. Playing at the collegiate, professional, and international levels, Cassie has expertly overcome many odds and learned how to stay positive, motivated, and adaptive to new challenges in the face of adversity.
Following her retirement from hockey, Cassie pivoted to broadcasting, taking a position at Hockey Night in Canada. Filling in for Harry Neale during a snowstorm led Cassie to become the first woman to provide colour commentary on the Saturday night broadcast, making her a household name in the process and adding to her legendary status.
As team captain, Cassie took full advantage of the opportunities to bring home gold at the 2002 Games in Salt Lake City, and again in 2006 in Torino, becoming the only Canadian national hockey team captain to lead the nation to two Olympic gold medals.
Using her platform for good, Cassie has become a trailblazer for women in sport, advocating for a Women’s National Hockey League. She also devotes much of her time to partnerships with Ronald McDonald House, Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest, Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup, the Safe Haven Foundation of Canada Fund Development Committee, and as a member of the Board of Directors for both the Hockey Canada Foundation and Ronald McDonald House Alberta.
Cassie is an inductee to the Canada Sports Hall of Fame, an honouree of the Order of Hockey in Canada, a hockey mom, a recipient of the CWHL Humanitarian of the Year Award, an analyst for Sportsnet, a Member of the Order of Canada, and so many other things to her family, her teammates, and her fans across the country. She also holds honourary degrees from the University of Guelph, University of Windsor, University of Ottawa, University of British Columbia, and Mount Royal University.
She was inducted into the Canada Sports Hall of Fame in 2007. She holds an Honors Sociology Degree from the University of Guelph and in 2000 & 2001 did colour commentating for TSN and Headline Sports. Her focus on determination and teamwork shines as she speaks of her gold medal performances and those of her team who “didn’t stop believing in one another.”