Signing on with Sportsnet in 2014, celebrated Canadian women’s hockey captain and two-time Olympic gold-medallist Cassie Campbell-Pascall brings viewers closer to the on-ice action as a rink side reporter and colour analyst for the NHL on Sportsnet and Hockey Night in Canada.
Prior to joining Sportsnet, Campbell-Pascall brought over twenty years of international hockey experience to the fold as a commentator on CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada broadcasts and player for Team Canada.
Campbell-Pascall had her first taste of sports media in 1998 when she joined the broadcast team as an analyst for Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) broadcasts while still playing and regularly contributed to in-studio broadcasts as the first woman on the NHL Network in 2002.
Following her illustrious career with the Canadian Women’s Hockey team, Campbell-Pascall hung up her skates and stepped in front of the camera for Hockey Night in Canada in October 2006, becoming the first female colour commentator in the program’s history. During her eight years with CBC, Campbell-Pascall brought viewers to the ice-level for the latest news during regular season and post-season NHL games. In addition her work on the NHL, Campbell-Pascall brought unparalleled expertise to her coverage of Men’s and Women’s Hockey at the 2010 and 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver and Sochi.
Before her work in television, Campbell-Pascall was a distinguished member of the Canadian Women’s Hockey team, competing in three Olympic Winter games throughout her career. Named captain of the 2002 and 2006 Olympic Canadian Women’s Hockey teams, Campbell-Pascall is the only Canadian, male or female, to Captain a gold medal team twice. In addition to her Olympic success, Campbell-Pascall participated in seven International Ice Hockey Federation World Women’s Championship and nine Four Nations Cups, collecting a total of 17 gold medals and four silver medals over the course of her iconic career.
Campbell-Pascall was named ‘Sportswoman of the Year’ by her alma mater, the University of Guelph, in 1996 and officially retired from international competition in 2006. Along with Wayne Gretzky, Jean Beliveau, and Gordie Howe she was named as one of the first recipients of the Order of Hockey in Canada.