Decorated Olympian Sostorics enters Canada West Hall of Fame

Decorated Olympian Sostorics enters Canada West Hall of Fame

Calgary Dino one of conference's earliest women's hockey stars

EDMONTON – A three-time World champ and triple Olympic gold medalist, Colleen Sostorics anchored the blueline for University of Calgary during the infancy of Canada West women’s hockey.

In the conference’s inaugural season, 1997-98, Sostorics was a Canada West First Team All-Star and a Second Team All-Canadian while helping the Dinos claim Canada West bronze.

Thursday she was named as the latest inductee in the conference's Hall of Fame.

Calgary earned back-to-back Canada West silver medals in 1999 and 2000, when Sostorics was again named a Canada West All-Star.

Beginning with the U-22 national team in 1998, Sostorics would spend a dozen years representing Canada internationally. She won Olympic gold in 2002, 2006 and 2010; was a three-time gold medalist at the World Championships, and was part of five Four Nations Cup winning teams. She retired from international hockey following the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games.

To read more about Sostorics' time as a Dino, click here.


For the last century, organized university sport has been a central part of the student experience at institutions across Western Canada. Beginning with the University of Manitoba capturing the first Western Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union (WCIAU) men's hockey banner in 1919-20, student-athletes have been competing to reach their full potential in sport and the classroom, while enriching campus life. 

To commemorate 100 years of university sport across Western Canada, the Canada West Hall of Fame was created in the spring of 2019, with the first induction class set to be unveiled throughout the 2019-20 season. 


About Canada West

Since 1972, Canada West (CW) has been a leader in Canadian university sport, working to provide our student-athletes the opportunities to excel in sport, the classroom, and their communities. CW and our 17 members from across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba collectively carry on a legacy of competitive excellence, as our champions proudly go on to represent the conference at U SPORTS national championships.

Canada West – training leaders, building champions.