Pam Dreyer

USA Hockey

The Short List

  • 2006 Olympic bronze medalist
  • 2004 World Championships team member
  • Team USA's #1 goalie prior to shoulder injury sustained in 2004

Did You Know?

  • First Alaskan named to the U.S. Olympic women's hockey team
  • Played hockey at Brown University, where she earned a degree in human biology
  • As a sophomore, finished first in the nation with a .941 save percentage and tied for first with seven shutouts
  • Led her team to the ECAC Championship and Frozen Four during her junior year of college
  • Excelled as a high school soccer player

It's Every Day
Pam tore her rotator cuff in November 2004 while diving to make a save during a game against Canada. She underwent two surgeries and intense rehabilitation and felt she was ready to begin skating again in time for the Olympic team tryouts in August 2005. After only a short time on the ice, she was in too much pain to continue with her tryout "I gave up a lot - eight months - and I was supposed to be ready, but I wasn't," Dreyer said. "That was a big letdown, emotionally and physically." She did make the first round of cuts for the Olympic team and continued with rehab for another several months. She re-joined the team on their pre-Olympic tour in the fall, strong and healthy once again. "It's been a very long, arduous road back for her," Team USA head coach Ben Smith said. "But in the last month, we've seen what we always expected from Pam."  Anchorage Daily News

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On the possibility of being the starting goalie at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games: "If I'm number one, I'm number one. We'd all liked to be called on to play in the gold-medal game. But from what I've gone through, I at least have the satisfaction of making the Olympic Games." Anchorage Daily News