Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Tessa Bonhomme Autographed Card

Tessa Bonhomme and the rest of Team Canada's gold medal-winning team from the 2010 Olympics will be inducted into the Hockey Hall Of Fame at the end of the month. She was a star defender on the national team and the captain of the CHWL's Toronto Furies for the better part of four seasons, which she juggled with Olympic and World Championship schedules as well as full-time jobs on TV since 2011.

Indeed, she first started off as an analyst on Leafs TV, then played in two reality series - appearing in Wipeout Canada in 2010 and winning the 2012 Battle Of The Blades competition with Olympian figure skater David Pelletier. She's been an anchor and reporter for TSN's flagship show, SportsCentre, since September 2014.

Here she is on card #40 from In The Game's 2007-08 O Canada collection and National Women's Team sub-set:
She's shown wearing the team's red (away) uniform, sporting her familiar #25 jersey, which slots her perfectly in my Team Canada Numbers Project. She signed it for me by mail, after I sent her a fan letter care of TSN.

Her medal cupboard is filled to the brink with gold (2005 and 2006 Air Canada Cups, 2007 and 2012 World Championships, 2010 Olympics, and 2010 Four Nations Cup) and silver (2009 Canada Cup, and 2009, 2011 and 2013 World Championships) medals. I wouldn't be surprised if she gets a broadcasting award eventually as well.

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