WINNIPEG – Hockey Canada will recognize the only three players in the history of Canada’s National Women’s Team who have scored 100 career international goals in a ceremony that will take place prior to Thursday night’s Team Canada game against Germany at the 2007 IIHF World Women’s Hockey Championship in Winnipeg.
Wickenheiser (114), Danielle Goyette (111) and Jayna Hefford (103) will all be honoured with a plated silver stick, as well as the official game sheet from the game in which they scored career goal number 100.
Hayley Wickenheiser (Shaunavon, SK/ Calgary, WWHL), a member of Canada’s National Women’s Team since the 1994 World Women’s Championship, when she was only 15 years old, and Canada’s all-time National Women’s Team top scorer, became the first player to reach the 100-goal mark on , scoring in a 3-1 win over Sweden in Hameenlinna, Finland during the 2005 4 Nations Cup.
Danielle Goyette (St-Nazaire, QC/ Calgary, WWHL), who made her debut with the National Women’s Team at the 1992 World Women’s Championship, followed Wickenheiser past the 100-goal plateau just over a month later on , scoring in a 6-0 win against the USA in a game in Saskatoon, SK.
Jayna Hefford (Kingston, ON/ Brampton, NWHL), who started her National Women’s Team career at the 1997 IIHF World Women’s Championship, got to 100 goals in style at the 2006 4 Nations Cup in Kitchener, ON, setting a National Women’s Team record with seven points (three goals, four assists) on November, in an 8-1 win over Finland.
Tickets are still available for Canada’s game on Thursday vs. Germany, when the three 100 goalscorers will be honoured. Some tickets are also still available for games this weekend, including the Go For Gold package and the 2 Game Champions pack. Tickets are still available at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.ca/iihf and by calling 204-780-3333.