On September 12, Kristen Cameron was struck by an impaired driver in a hit-and-run accident while she was
cycling in Erie, Pennsylvania. Kristen, 25, is a Charlottetown, P.E.I., native, playing her minor hockey with
the Charlottetown Minor Hockey Association.
As a result of the accident, Kristen sustained a serious spinal cord injury. She received immediate
medical care at Hamot Medical Center in Erie and is now undergoing rehabilitation at the Lyndhurst Centre in
Toronto to improve her mobility.
Kristen’s family has long been involved in the hockey community. Her father, Brian Cameron, served as
president of Hockey PEI from 1993-95 and has coached several teams in the Charlottetown Minor Hockey
Association. Her mother, Joanne, was an active volunteer with several minor hockey teams, while her two
siblings, Craig and Jennifer, also played sports growing up.
Her uncle, Dave Cameron, will be behind the bench of Canada’s National Junior Team this year as it goes
for gold at the 2011 IIHF World Junior Championship, December 26 to January 5 in Buffalo, N.Y.
Kristen's family is touched by the outpouring of concern for Kristen. Hockey PEI is organizing several
fundraising events, with proceeds going to the Kristen Cameron Trust Fund. Individual donations to the
Kristen Cameron Trust Fund can be made at any TD Canada Trust Branch across Canada.
192 Queen Street, Charlottetown, P.E.I.
Bruce Donaldson, Branch Manager
For more information on Hockey PEI events, contact Hockey PEI at (902) 368-4334, or visit www.hockeypei.com.
In 2004, Kristen enrolled at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, playing four seasons of collegiate
hockey. She was a three-time All-NESCAC selection and a 2005-06 First Team All-American before graduating in
2008 with a degree in Education.
She moved behind the bench in 2008-09, joining the Castleton State College women’s team in Castleton,
Vermont as an assistant coach, all the while pursuing her Master’s of Education, before taking a position as
an assistant coach with NCAA Division I powerhouse Mercyhurst College in 2009, where she is currently working
towards a Master’s of Science in Organizational Leadership.
Kristen is a focused young woman with a determined spirit. Her positive attitude, coupled with the support
from family and friends, will help Kristen along her road to recovery.