Olivia Knowles
Olivia  Knowles


Campbell River, B.C.

High School:
Penticton Secondary





Gophers Earn WCHA Monthly Honors

Sidney Peters, Olivia Knowles, and Grace Zumwinkle have been honored as WCHA Players of the Month for March 2018


Knowles Named to All-USCHO Rookie Team

Freshman Olivia Knowles has been named to the All-USCHO Rookie Team


Gophers Win WCHA Title

Minnesota defeated top-ranked Wisconsin by a score of 3-1 to win the 2018 WCHA Final Faceoff on Sunday evening


No. 7 Gophers Shut Out No. 5 Buckeyes, 2-0

Minnesota and Wisconsin will meet in Sunday's WCHA Final Faceoff championship game at Ridder Arena


WCHA Honors Gopher Quartet

Sydney Baldwin, Grace Zumwinkle, Caitlin Reilly, and Olivia Knowles have earned All-WCHA honors for the 2017-18 season


Career Stats

2017-18 • Freshman Season: Named to WCHA All-Rookie Team and All-USCHO Rookie Team • played in all 38 games, recording 20 points (7g-13) • had four multi-point games • ranked second on the team with 62 blocked shots • tied for fourth on the team with a +16 plus/minus rating • scored first collegiate goal in collegiate debut, season-opening 4-3 loss to Merrimack (Sept. 29) • recorded three points (1g-2a) in season-opening series split with Merrimack (Sept. 29-Oct. 1) • scored three goals in road sweep at Lindenwood (Nov. 25-26), including scoring the game-winning goal on the power play in overtime in 4-3 win in game two • had a career-best three-point game (1g-2a), including a shorthanded goal, in 6-1 win over Vermont (Jan. 13) • had three points (3a) in five postseason games.

High School/Club: A 2017 graduate of Penticton Secondary School • played for Okanagan Hockey Academy under coaches Jim Fetter and Delaney Collins • won 2017 CSSHL league championship with Okanagan Hockey Academy as a senior, recording 30 points (8g-22a) in 42 games • served as OHA team captain • named 2016 CSSHL Best Defense and 2016 OHA Female Prep Best Defense • named JWHL First Team All-Star • member of Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team • earned silver with Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team at both the 2017 and 2016 IIHF Under-18 Women’s World Championships • competed in Under-18 Three-Game Series between the U.S. and Canada in August 2015 and August 2016 • served as assistant captain of Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team at 2016 world championship and August 2016 three-game series against U.S. • attended Canada’s National Women’s Program strength and conditioning camps • represented British Columbia as part of Team BC at the Canadian National Championships • named Most Valuable Player and Best Defense at the Canadian National Championship • helped Team BC to a bronze medal finish at the 2016 National Women’s Under-18 Championship.

Personal: Born January 24, 1999 • daughter of Darrell and Jonelle Knowles • has one sibling, Jaret • intends to study business marketing and sports management • shoots right • enjoys seeking adventures, photography, cooking, and DJing • cousin Lisa Lloyd played hockey at the University of Alberta • 'A' honor roll student • a multi-sport athlete who has competed in gymnastics, soccer, softball, track & field, swimming, basketball, volleyball, cross country, skiing, snowboarding, surfing, and tennis.



Fans Share Favorite Moments of 2017-18

Fans Share Favorite Moments of 2017-18

5/18/2018 - W. Ice Hockey

Join fellow Gophers fans in looking back at some of the most memorable moments of the 2017-18 season.

Eight Gophers Earn Academic All-District Nods

Eight Gophers Earn Academic All-District Nods

5/17/2018 - W. Ice Hockey

The eight Gopher honorees represent six sports with men's gymnastics and women's hockey each having two representatives.

Minnesota Whitecaps Join NWHL

Minnesota Whitecaps Join NWHL

5/16/2018 - W. Ice Hockey

The National Women's Hockey League announced its expansion to five teams with the acquisition of the Minnesota Whitecaps.

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