29 Natalie Bender
29 - Natalie Bender
Height: 5-9
Year: 4
Hometown: St. Albert
High School: Paul Kane
Position: Goalie
Major: Commerce
gp 13
gs 11
min 742:29
ga 33
gaa 2.67
sv 389

Trophy Case: Named to ACAC second all-star team in her rookie season (2017-18) ... Won women's hockey leadership award in 2020-21 ... Won Griffins' Top Academic award for School of Business in 2020-21.

Three Stars: Named to the MacEwan Athletics' three stars list twice during the 2017-18 season (2nd - Oct. 17; 2nd - Jan. 23).

Record Book: Holds program record for shutouts in a regular season with six in 2017-18, which is also the Griffins' rookie record and is tied for the ACAC record ... Posted the longest regular season shutout streak in program history by blanking opponents for 206 minutes and 56 seconds from Oct. 14 to Nov. 10, 2017 ... Holds program record for lowest goals against average in a regular season (minimum 400 minutes) with a 0.66 GAA in 2017-18, which is also the Griffins' rookie mark ... Holds the program record for best save percentage in a regular season with a .970 mark in 2017-18, also the Griffins' rookie record ... Also appears on GAA top-10 for 1.39 mark in 2019-20 (5th) and on save percentage top-10 for .931 mark in 2019-20 (8th) ... Appears twice on top-10 list for most wins during a regular season (3rd for 11 wins in 2019-20 and T8th for 8 wins in 2017-18) ... Appears several times on program's playoff top-10 list for best GAA (3rd - 1.00 in 2019-20), save percentage (3rd - .961 in 2019-20), wins (T6th - 2 in 2019-20) and shutouts (T2nd - 1 in 2019-20).

Notable: Previously played for the Fort Saskatchewan Junior A Fury, St. Albert Midget AAA Slash and St. Albert Bantam AAA Raiders ... Is a competitive fastball player and has played at multiple provincial, Western and national championships ... Won silver medals representing Alberta in fastpitch at the Canada Summer Games and Western Canada Summer Games ... President of the MacEwan Student-Athlete Council ... Sister Mackenzie played fastball at Simon Fraser University in the NCAA ... Cousin Bryce Zerr plays football for the University of Saskatchewan Huskies ... Has a large family - dad has 13 siblings and mom has four ... Passionate about supporting mental health awareness and cancer fund-raising initiatives.

Joel Kingston photo

Recent Games
Feb 4 at Saskatchewan L, 4-1
Feb 5 at Saskatchewan L, 4-1
Feb 11 Alberta L, 2-1
Feb 12 at Alberta L, 4-0
Feb 18 at Mount Royal University L, 4-1
Feb 19 at Mount Royal University L, 2-1
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games played 13 13
Games started 11 11
Minutes 742:29 742:29
Goals against 33 33
Goals-against average 2.67 2.67
Saves 389 389
Save pct .922 .922
Wins 3 3
Losses 8 8
Ties 0 0
Win pct .273 .273
Date Opponent Score gs min ga gaa sv sv% w l t
Sep 11 at Alberta L, 2-1 1 59:09 2 2.03 24 .923 0 1 0
Sep 17 Alberta L, 2-0 1 60:00 2 2.00 28 .933 0 1 0
Sep 18 Calgary L, 5-4 1 28:12 1 2.13 7 .875 0 0 0
Sep 24 at Saskatchewan L, 5-3 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 25 vs. Regina L, 3-1 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 2 vs. Saskatchewan L, 3-1 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 8 at Mount Royal University L, 4-1 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 15 Regina L, 2-1 1 60:00 2 2.00 27 .931 0 1 0
Oct 16 Regina W, 2-1 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 22 at Calgary L, 3-1 1 60:00 3 3.00 28 .903 0 1 0
Oct 23 at Calgary L, 3-1 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 29 UBC L, 5-0 0 43:35 2 2.75 24 .923 0 0 0
Oct 30 UBC W, 3-2 1 60:00 2 2.00 41 .953 1 0 0
Nov 5 Mount Royal University L, 3-0 1 60:00 3 3.00 32 .914 0 1 0
Nov 6 Calgary W, 4-3 1 60:00 3 3.00 37 .925 1 0 0
Nov 26 at Trinity Western W, 2-0 1 60:00 0 0.00 19 1.000 1 0 0
Nov 27 at Trinity Western W, 1-0 - - - - - - - - -
Dec 3 at Alberta L, 4-0 1 60:00 4 4.00 19 .826 0 1 0
Dec 4 Alberta L, 6-1 0 41:18 2 2.91 18 .900 0 0 0
Jan 14 Manitoba L, 3-0 - - - - - - - - -
Jan 15 Manitoba W, 2-1 - - - - - - - - -
Feb 4 at Saskatchewan L, 4-1 1 60:00 4 4.00 33 .892 0 1 0
Feb 5 at Saskatchewan L, 4-1 - - - - - - - - -
Feb 11 Alberta L, 2-1 1 58:40 2 2.05 26 .929 0 1 0
Feb 12 at Alberta L, 4-0 1 60:00 4 4.00 45 .918 0 1 0
Feb 18 at Mount Royal University L, 4-1 - - - - - - - - -
Feb 19 at Mount Royal University L, 2-1 1 58:56 2 2.04 40 .952 0 1 0
  gp gs min ga gaa sv sv% w l t win %
2017-18 9 5 548:13 6 0.66 192 .970 8 1 0 .889
2018-19 6 3 359:09 8 1.34 121 .938 5 1 0 .833
2019-20 13 7 731:53 17 1.39 229 .931 11 2 0 .846
2020-21 - - 0:00 - - - - - - - -
2021-22 13 11 742:29 33 2.67 389 .922 3 8 0 .273
Total 41 26 2381:44 64 1.61 931 .936 27 12 0 .692
  gp gs min ga gaa sv sv% w l t win %
Total 13 11 742:29 33 2.67 389 .922 3 8 0 .273
Conference 13 11 742:29 33 2.67 389 .922 3 8 0 .273
Exhibition 3 3 147:21 5 2.04 59 .922 0 2 0 .000
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Home 7 5 383:33 16 2.50 205 .928 2 3 0 .400
Away 6 6 358:56 17 2.84 184 .915 1 5 0 .167
Neutral - - 0:00 - - - - - - - -
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Wins 3 3 180:00 5 1.67 97 .951 3 0 0 1.000
Losses 10 8 562:29 28 2.99 292 .912 0 8 0 .000
Ties - - 0:00 - - - - - - - -
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October 4 3 223:35 9 2.42 120 .930 1 2 0 .333
November 3 3 180:00 6 2.00 88 .936 2 1 0 .667
December 2 1 101:18 6 3.55 37 .860 0 1 0 .000
February 4 4 237:36 12 3.03 144 .923 0 4 0 .000