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Geraldine Heaney

Born October 1, 1967 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Geraldine Heaney began her unprecedented career with the Beatrice Aeros club of Toronto at the age of 13. Her European heritage helped hone her natural athletic skills, having played soccer, basketball and Gaelic football, which combined with her competitiveness, made Heaney a dominant defender every time she suited up. During her club career, Heaney has led the Beatrice club to numerous championships and that success has carried when she has represented Canada during her imcomparable international career. Although she was consistently the anchor on defense, Heaneys offensive ability propelled her to the elite level that she attained, as her 27 goals, 66 assists and 93 career points left her as the all-time leader in scoring for defensemen, and just as impressive  5th overall. Her 125 games that she represented Canada stand as the benchmark for the womens national team. Within those games, Heaney can lay claim to seven IIHF World Championship titles, (two if which she was selected as the IIHF Directorate winner as Best Defender, to go along with a silver medal at the first ever womens event during the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano. Heaney capped her outstanding international career with a gold medal during the next Olympics  the 2002 event in Salt Lake City, after which she announced her retirement from the national team.

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