Hall, Valerie

Item

Player Name
Hall, Valerie
Type
Athlete
Sport
Hockey
Inducted
2007
Era
1991 - Present
Description
Valerie Hall had only played hockey one year before coming to Niagara Falls. Previously, she played ringette for two years and continued playing ringette for a few more years after arriving in Niagara Falls. Valerie’s hockey career began in Niagara Falls with the newly formed Niagara District Hockey Association. As a travel player, she played in numerous tournaments and provincial playoffs as well as the Ontario Winter Games held in Peterborough. In 1999, Valerie was chosen to play for Team Ontario. She participated in the Canada Winter Games held in Cornerbrook, Newfoundland and the team won the Gold Medal. The team also included Louise Pietrangelo, another Niagara Falls player. Valerie was offered both an athletic and academic scholarship at Niagara University and was accepted into a four year Criminology Program. During her hockey career at Niagara University, Valerie was awarded Team Rookie of the Year, All-time Leading scorer, M.V.P., Student Athlete of the year, and 100 Point Milestone Award. Valerie was Assistant Captain and Captain in her last two years on the team and in Valerie’s third year, her team advanced to the Frozen Four (top four teams in N.C.A.A. Division 1) and her team placed third. In Valerie’s last year she received College Hockey America’s following awards: Player of the Year, Student Athlete of the Year and First Team All Conference Player. At graduation, Valerie was awarded Niagara University’s Female Athlete of the Year. In 2003, Valerie travelled to Germany to compete with Team Canada’s Under 22 team. The team won the Gold Medal and Valerie was the leading scorer of the competition. Valerie was awarded M.V.P. of the final game. After graduation, Valerie ventured to Switzerland to play hockey for one year. She now plays hockey in the National Women’s Hockey League for the Oakville ICE and is employed by the Niagara Regional Police Service. ;
Inducted January 21, 2007
Subject
Niagara Falls Virtual Sports Wall of Fame
Portraits - Biographical
Awards
Sports - Recreation - Leisure