Jayna Hefford Named to the Order of Hockey in Canada
EDMONTON, Alta. – Their contributions to the game and successes with Team Canada will be forever remembered as Hockey Canada honoured Jayna Hefford, Ken Hitchcock & George Kingston by naming them to the Order of Hockey in Canada on Tuesday, June 18th.
Jayna Hefford – A Hockey Hall of Fame inductee last November and one of the most decorated players in the history of the women’s game, Hefford sits as the second-highest scorer with Canada’s National Women’s Team, amassing 291 points (157 goals, 134 assists) in 267 games from 1997-2014. She owns a trophy case that includes four Olympic gold medals (2002, 2006, 2010, 2014), seven IIHF Women’s World Championship gold medals (1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2012) and a pair of Top Forward nods at women’s worlds (2004, 2005), and ranks in the top five in all-time games played, goals, assists and points at both the Olympics and world championship. Currently serving as commissioner of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League, Hefford excelled at the club-team level, winning NWHL championships with the Brampton Thunder in 1999 and 2007, and adding a CWHL title in 1008. She was CWHL MVP in 2007-08, and led the league in scoring the following season.
A fantastic piece by Wendy Graves where she discusses some of the huge moments and biggest thrills in Jayna’s career can be found here – https://www.hockeycanada.ca/en-ca/news/2019-hcf-ohc-jayna-hefford
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