Former Columbus Cottonmouths goalie Shannon Szabados is a member of the Canada women’s hockey team now playing in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.
This is the third time on Canada’s team for Szabados who is trying to win a third gold medal.
Canada plays Finland at 2:40 a.m. EST on Tuesday and faces the United States at the same time on Thursday.
Szabados is one of three goalies on the team and did not start in Canada’s 5-0 win over Russia. She has been the starting goalie the past two Olympics.
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Szabados played a little more than two seasons with the Columbus hockey team. It was March,2014 that she became the first woman to play in the Southern Professional Hockey League.
Szabados enjoyed mixed results here.
She compiled a 15-9-1 record in her first full season, 2014-2015, with a .907 save percentage and a goals against average of 3.12.
The next season she started 22 games compiling a record of 5-11-4. Her goals against average was 3.63 and her save percentage increased to .910.
She was the first female to record a shutout in men’s professional hockey, a 3-0 victory on Dec. 26, 2015 at Huntsville, Ala. She was also the first female to make a playoff appearance.