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Notable Canadian Olympian becomes UToronto coach

Vicky Sunohara to lead women's hockey

Three-time Olympian Vicky Sunohara has joined the University of Toronto as the new head coach for women’s varsity hockey.

The two-time Olympic gold medalist played in the Winter Olympic Games from 1998 to 2006, before retiring in 2008 and taking a position as the director of women’s hockey at The Hill Academy in Vaughan, Ontario. Sunohara is also a U of T alumna, having completed her bachelor’s degree in physical health education after retiring from hockey.

“This is a dream job for me,” Sunohara said in a statement. “I played here at U of T, I went to school here and graduated from the Faculty of Physical Education and Health and now I have a chance to give back to one of the most prolific women’s hockey programs in North America.

“This is a great opportunity for me and I look forward to the task at hand – making the Varsity Blues a national contender.”

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