One of the catalysts for the Wildcats offense, Cassidy Campeau proudly dons the captain’s C for the squad. Heading into the holiday break, Campeau scored two goals in a tie with second place Whitby.
To be named team captain is a great point of pride for Campeau: “I am very happy to be the captain and represent the team. This is a great group of girls. I really believe this team can go far.”
Cassidy is the oldest of six siblings (three boys, three girls). As the entire family plays, she is looked up to. “All 6 of us play hockey. The youngest is in her second year of hockey. Our weekends are full from rink to rink,” joked Campeau.
Her father, Jody Campeau, is an NHL player agent, while pulling double duty as the general manager of the Wildcats. “I have met a couple of Senators players that my father represents," said Cassidy. "We are good buddies. Zac Smith comes over for dinner.”
As the captain of the Wildcats, Campeau was at the ceremonial faceoff for the PWHL’s first annual Do It for Daron contest. DIFD is a foundation that helps to honor the life of Daron Richardson, the daughter of former Ottawa Senators assistant coach Luke Richardson and sister of current Cornell Big Red defender Morgan Richardson.
“I was happy to be there and represent Nepean in that game. The game itself and the emotional side of it, it was nice to have everyone out there.” Having prevailed in the contest over their cross-town rivals, the PWHL Ottawa Senators, helped give the Wildcats some momentum. “It was a big game, and I am pumped with the win.”
Having committed to the Vermont Catamounts, Campeau is looking forward to her freshman season. Former Ottawa high school hockey legend Chelsea Grills is an assistant coach with Vermont. “I am thrilled. It is a great opportunity and the coaches seem awesome. I met Bridget Baker (who competes with the Pursuit of Excellence) and we have already decided we are going to room together.”
All quotes obtained first hand unless otherwise indicated.