Shannon MacAulay Bio
Shannon MacAulay is 23 years old and from Mount Herbert, Prince Edward Island. She is the daughter of Francis and Cathy MacAulay and sister of Brittany and Peter. She has been playing hockey for as long as she can remember, and left home at the age of 14, attending Warner Hockey School in Alberta to pursue hockey at the highest university level, and to follow her dream of playing for Team Canada.
Shannon played at the National and International level, representing Prince Edward Island, Atlantic Canada and Team Canada’s National Program. She participated in the 2011 Canada Winter Games representing Team PEI; participated in the 2010 and 2012 Nationals representing Team Atlantic; and won a World Championship in 2012 with Team Canada’s U-18 Team, as well as two back-to-back Nations Cup championships as assistant captain of Team Canada’s Development Team in 2015 and 2016. Shannon completed 4 years at Clarkson University, NCAA Division I, where her team made 4 NCAA appearances and 2 Frozen Four appearances, winning Clarkson’s first ever National Championship title in 2014. In 2014, Shannon was named Captain of the Clarkson Golden Knights for her two final years of university. Since graduation, she has played one season in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL), with the Brampton Thunder. Making a recent transition, this past May 2017 Shannon competed in the regional RBC Training Ground competitions, in an effort to expose her athleticism to different Canadian sport organizations. She was recruited by Rowing Canada, and has since taken up the sport in the hope of pursuing a new athletic career.
Shannon is currently living back home in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, where she is working as a Strength & Conditioning Coach at Synergy Fitness & Nutrition, on ice instructor for young females, and assistant coaching the UPEI Women’s Hockey Team. She has also had the opportunity to instruct and coach with Atlantic Canada’s Provincial hockey programs as well as Hockey Canada National Program. In May, Shannon participated as strength & conditioning coach at Hockey Canada’s Women’s National U-18 Strength and Conditioning camp, Team Atlantics U-18 summer development camp and attended some of Hockey Canada’s Olympic Team centralization boot camp in Fredericton.