ABOUT

Born February 12, 1987
Windsor, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 150 lb (68 kg; 10 st 10 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Left
CWHL team Montreal Stars
National team Canada
Playing career 2004–present
  • Meghan Agosta is following her dreams. From the age of 6, she convinced her father Nino, to give up figure skating for hockey so that one day she could wear the Maple Leaf for Canada. Meghan has done that and more!

    Meghan was born on February 12, 1987 to parents Nino and Char Agosta. She grew up with her siblings, Kara, Jeric and Jade in a small hamlet called Ruthven in Southwestern Ontario. She played hockey for the Chatham Cyclones AAA organization and later for the Junior AA Windsor Wildcats of the Ontario Provincial Women’s Hockey League.

    At the 2003 Canada Winter Games, she scored the winning goal for Team Ontario. In addition, she played for Team Ontario Red at the National Under 18 championships in 2005, and won a gold medal. Meghan is also an accomplished inline hockey player. She won a gold medal for Canada at the 2004 World Inline Hockey Championships.

    In August 2004, Meghan moved to Calgary to train with the national team. She played for the national team for the first time in August 2005 at the Four Nations Cup, and was one of the leading scorers during the exhibition phase prior to the Winter Olympics.

    On her 19th birthday, during the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Turin, she scored a hat trick for Team Canada against the Russian national women’s ice hockey team. She was the youngest member of Canada’s gold medal winning team in Turin. Winning that gold medal in her dad’s home country and having her whole family with her, is an experience she will never forget.

    Meghan attended Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pennsylvania and distinguished herself as a freshman in the NCAA Division 1 hockey during the 2006-07 season. She became the first freshman ever to make the final three for the Patty Kazmaier Award. She was also a First Team All-American and a unanimous choice for CHA Player of the Year. She helped lead Mercyhurst to its first No. 1 national ranking.

    Meghan continued to dominate in goal scoring with her quick acceleration and dead-eye accurate shot and earned herself numerous accolades. On February 25, 2011, Meghan scored her 151st career goal to become all-time leading goal scorer in NCAA history. Agosta was featured in Sports Illustrated’s Faces in the Crowd feature in the February 21, 2011 issue (as recognition of becoming the all-time NCAA scorer.)

    Meghan graduated from Mercyhurst College with a degree in Criminal Justice Law Enforcement, minoring in criminalistics psychology.

    On February 17, 2010, Meghan scored a record third Olympic hat-trick in the match against Sweden to move on to eight goals in this tournament, equalling the record for most goals in one Olympic tournament set in 1998 by Danielle Goyette. Meghan went on to score 9 goals and 6 assists while helping Canada to a Gold Medal in the Vancouver Olympics. She was named tournament MVP.

    Meghan currently plays with the Montreal Stars, the top female hockey club in North America, and resides in Montreal with her fiance Marco Marciano and her yellow lab Rocky.

  • Minor

    Agosta first started playing hockey at age 6, switching to it from figure skating. As a teenager, Agosta participated in AAA boys hockey with the Chatham-Kent Cyclones. With the Cyclones, Agosta was part of several Alliance Championship teams.[1] She later competed for the AA Windsor Wildcats of the Ontario Provincial Women’s Hockey League. At the 2003 Canada Winter Games, she scored the winning goal for Team Ontario. One of her teammates at the Winter Games was future Olympian Haley Irwin. In addition, she played for Team Ontario Red at the National Under 18 championships in 2005, and won a gold medal. Agosta is also an accomplished inline hockey player. She won a gold medal for Canada at the 2004 World Inline Hockey Championships.[2]

    College

    Agosta distinguished herself as a freshman at Mercyhurst College in NCAA Division I hockey during the 2006–07 season. She became the first freshman ever to make the final three for the Patty Kazmaier Award.[3] She was also a First Team All-American and a unanimous choice for CHA Player of the Year. She helped lead Mercyhurst to its first No. 1 national ranking, though her team did not advance past the NCAA quarterfinals. [2]

    During the 2007–08 season, Meghan Agosta tied Krissy Wendell’s record for most shorthanded goals in one season with 7.[4] By the end of the 2008–09 season, Agosta would tie Wendell’s career mark with 16 shorthanded goals. She led the 2008–09 Mercyhurst Lakers women’s ice hockey team to the finals of the NCAA women’s hockey championship. She was captain of the Lakers that season, as she earned numerous accolades. These included being selected as a 2009 First Team All-American, a Patty Kazmaier Award Final Three, College Hockey America Player of the Year, CHA Three-Star Player of the Year, CHA All-Tournament Team, and the Frozen Four All-Tournament Team.[3] For the month of October 2010 (her first month back to the NCAA), Agosta scored 10 goals and had 19 points.[5] On January 21 and 22, Agosta recorded five points on two goals and three assists in a two-game sweep of Robert Morris. On January 21, she scored a goal and dished out two assists in a 6–3 win. The next day, she scored her 26th of the season while the Lakers were short-handed, and added an assist. On February 4, 2011, Meghan Agosta became the all-time leading scorer in NCAA women’s hockey history with three goals and one assist in Mercyhurst College’s 6–2 win over Wayne State.[6] Wayne State goalie DeLayne Brian was the goaltender in net when Agosta broke the record. Agosta’s four points gave her 286 career points, one more than ex-Harvard forward Julie Chiu’s record of 285 set in 2006–07. Agosta, who also owns the record for most short-handed goals and game-winning goals, added three assists in the Lakers’ 3–1 win over Wayne State on February 5.[7] She needs six goals to surpass Nicole Corriero as the all-time NCAA goal leader. On February 25, 2011, Agosta scored her 151st career goal to become all-time leading goal scorer in NCAA history.

    She accomplished this in a 6–2 victory over the Robert Morris Colonials women’s ice hockey program at the Mercyhurst Ice Center. She surpassed Harvard’s Nicole Corriero, who set the record at 150 during the 2004–05 season. The goal was scored on the power play at 15:18 of the second period with the assist going to Bailey Bram. She later added her 152nd goal in the third period.[8] Agosta was featured in Sports Illustrated’s Faces in the Crowd feature in the February 21, 2011 issue (as recognition of becoming the all-time NCAA scorer).[9] In 2011, Agosta was named CHA Player of the Year as well as a First Team All-CHA selection, marking the fourth time in her career she captured both accolades.[10] On March 5, 2011, Agosta scored three goals in the CHA championship game. With the hat trick, she topped 300 points for her NCAA career as the Lakers defeated Syracuse 5–4 and captured its ninth straight College Hockey America title.[11] On March 12, 2011, Agosta scored two goals in her final NCAA game, in what would be a 4–2 loss to the Boston university Terriers in the NCAA regional playoffs.[12]

    CWHL

    In the 2011–12 season, Stars forward Agosta won the Angela James Bowl while breaking the league’s single-season scoring record. Her 80 points (41 goals and 39 assists) broke the previous record of 69 points held by Jayna Hefford.[13] By winning the 2012 Clarkson Cup, she became an unofficial member of the Triple Gold Club (the accomplishment by women is not yet officially recognized by the IIHF), as she became one of only five women to win the Clarkson Cup, a gold medal in Winter Olympics, and a gold medal at the IIHF World Women’s Championships. She joined Caroline Ouellette, Jenny Potter, Kim St. Pierre, and Sarah Vaillancourt.

    In the 2012–13 season, Agosta became the first two-winner of the Angela James Bowl.

    International play

    Named to 2014 Olympic roster for Canada. [14]In August 2004, she moved to Calgary to train with the national team. Agosta was an alternate for the team that finished second at the 2005 women’s world championship in April. She played for the national team for the first time in August 2005 at the Four Nations Cup, and was one of the leading scorers during the exhibition phase prior to the Winter Olympics.

    On her 19th birthday, during the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Turin, she scored a hat trick for Team Canada against the Russian national women’s ice hockey team.[3] She was the youngest member of Canada’s gold medal winning team in Turin.[15]

    On February 17, 2010, Meghan Agosta scored a record third Olympic hat-trick in the match against Sweden to move on to eight goals in this tournament, equalling Danielle Goyette’s record for most goals in one Olympic tournament, set in 1998. [16] Agosta went on to score 9 goals and 6 assists and two penalty minutes while helping Canada to a Gold Medal in the Vancouver Olympics. She was named tournament MVP.

    In the second game of the 2011 IIHF Eight Nations Tournament, Agosta registered a hat trick and added two assists in a 14–1 triumph over Russia.[17] On August 31, 2011, Agosta scored a hat trick as Canada lost for just the second time in 66 all-time international meetings against Sweden by a 6–4 mark.[18] With a little over two minutes left in the third period of the 2012 IIHF Women’s World Championship, Agosta scored to tie the game at 4–4. She would assist on the game winner in overtime.[19]

  • The Meghan Agosta Foundation

    Meghan’s foundation was created to provide an opportunity for young children who are interested in playing hockey but are unable to do so due to financial reasons. The foundation provides the necessary funds to allow these kids to play the game they love.

    Each year, Meghan will reach out to various associations across Canada to provide her with the names of children who are in need of financial assistance and unable to get involved in hockey. A recipient will be chosen to be sponsored each year and a brief profile of the child will be posted on Meghan’s website.

    Meghan is passionate about the sport of hockey and knows the important role it plays in developing a child’s life. This is Meghan’s way of giving back to a sport that has given her so much!

    You will be able to purchase my wine very soon, with proceeds going to support my foundation.

  • A Meghan Debrief December 20, 2011 - Meghan Agosta is following her dreams.  From the age of 6, she convinced her father Nino, to give up figure skating for hockey so that one day she could wear the Maple Leaf for Canada.  Meghan has done that and more!
    Book Meghan December 11, 2011 - Meghan can help you and your company with corporate or charity events and the kind of celebrity endorsement that help a company achieve it’s marketing and communication objectives.
    Hockey School December 20, 2011 - The Agosta High Performance Hockey Academy offers boys and girls of all ages the opportunity to learn the game of hockey while concentrating specifically on skating with and without the puck.