Renata Fast (Barracudas - Burlington Girls Hockey Club)

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- 2022 Olympic Gold Medalist

- 2018 Olympic Silver Medalist

- 2021 & 2022 World Gold Medalist

- 2017 & 2023 World Silver Medalist

- 2014 NCAA National Champion - Clarkson University

Renata, a defenseman, proudly represents the Canadian National Women’s Hockey Team, solidifying her position as a key player within Hockey Canada's program since 2015. She has earned the prestigious title of two-time Olympic Medalist. Renata secured a gold medal victory at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics Games and silver medal at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games.

Beyond her national team success, Renata actively contributes to the advancement of women's hockey as a valued member of the Professional Women's Hockey Players Association (PWHPA). Comprising the most elite 100 female hockey players, this association is dedicated to promoting and supporting the establishment of a single, viable women's professional league in North America.

Raised in Burlington, Renata developed as a hockey player by playing for the Burlington Girls Hockey Club throughout her minor hockey years. Recognizing the importance of giving back, she actively engages with her community by coaching and mentoring young hockey players. Driven by a passion to inspire the next generation and foster an active lifestyle, Renata established her own hockey camp. Operating during the summer months, the camp serves as a catalyst for young athletes, encouraging them to pursue their dreams while embracing an active and healthy lifestyle.

“I am extremely excited to join the BGHC as the Director of Player Development," said Renata. "Ever since I first stepped onto the ice at the age of 8, the Barracudas logo has been an integral part of my life. The club played a pivotal role in my development as a player, providing unwavering support that helped me achieve my goals. It is an absolute privilege for me to now have the opportunity to reciprocate that same level of support and guidance to the upcoming generation of Barracudas.

Drawing upon my personal experiences, I am looking forward to collaborating with the club to establish a comprehensive development program. This program will not only cater to the players' on-ice skills but also foster their growth as individuals. By working closely with a team of skill coaches, the players, and the team coaches, I aim to create an environment that nurtures player’s talents and empowers them both inside and outside the rink. Together, we will lay the foundation for a strong and successful future for the Barracudas organization and all our players.”