Shaunavon’s Hayley Wickenheiser named to Hockey Hall of Fame

Saskatchewan has been the home to many great hockey players with Hayley Wickenheiser being one of them.

On Tuesday,  the Shaunavon native got the call to the Hockey Hall of Fame as she is one of six named in the Class of 2019.

The 40-year-old Wickenheiser made her Canadian National Team debut in 1994 and appeared in five Olympics, winning four gold medals and one silver. In 26 games at the Olympics, Wickenheiser scored 18 goals and 51 points.

She has also represented Canada at nine world championships, winning six gold medals. In 41 world championship games she scored 31 goals and 68 points.

Wickenheiser is currently the assistant director of player development for  the Toronto Maple Leafs. She assumed that position in 2018.

Some of the others to be formally enshrined in the Toronto hall later this year are Guy Carbonneau, and Sergei Zubov.

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