bailey bram feature
Road to PyeongChang: Bailey Bram
A closer look at the forward from Ste. Anne, Man., centralized with Canada’s National Women’s Team
Jason La Rose
November 9, 2017

Position: Forward
Hometown: Ste. Anne, Man.
Birthdate: September 5, 1990
Club Team: Calgary Inferno (CWHL)

Road to Centralization
1996-98: Ste. Anne Aces (Novice C)
1998-99: Ste. Anne Aces (Novice B)
1999-2000: Ste. Anne Aces (Atom C)
2000-02: Ste. Anne Aces (Atom B)
2002-04: Unknown
2004-06: St. Adolphe Hawks (Midget AA)
2006-08: Balmoral Hall Blazers (High School)
2008-12: Mercyhurst College (CHA)
2012-13: Brampton Thunder (CWHL)
2013-14: Centralized for Olympics
2014-17: Calgary Inferno (CWHL)

Team Canada Experience
International debut: August 23, 2007 vs. United States
Canada’s National Women’s Team (2012-17): 58GP 3G 7A 10P
Canada’s National Women’s Development Team (2008-12): 21GP 10G 13A 23P
Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team (2007-08): 9GP 3G 6A 9P

Olympic & World Championship Experience
2017 IIHF Women’s World Championship – 5GP 0G 0A 0P (silver medal)
2016 IIHF Women’s World Championship – 5GP 0G 0A 0P (silver medal)
2015 IIHF Women’s World Championship – 5GP 0G 0A 0P (silver medal)
2013 IIHF Women’s World Championship – 5GP 1G 1A 2P (silver medal)
2012 IIHF Women’s World Championship – 5GP 0G 1A 1P (gold medal)
2008 IIHF World Women’s U18 Championship – 5GP 3G 4A 7P (silver medal)

Who has played the biggest role in getting you to centralization?
“Without a doubt, my family. From my parents and siblings to my cousins, aunts, uncles, grandma and Jonny, I have had nothing but unconditional support throughout this whole journey. After 2014 when I was unsure of what direction I wanted to continue on with hockey, they picked me up and encouraged me every step of the way. I couldn’t be more thankful for them – I would not be in this position if not for them!”

When did you decide you wanted to play for Team Canada?
“When I was 11, I remember watching the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City and being so inspired by the amazing women I saw on TV. I still didn’t know too much about women’s hockey at that point and was set on playing in the NHL (haha)! So in 2007, when Winnipeg hosted the world championship and I got to see first-hand my idols in action, I remember thinking, ‘This is what I want to do. I want to wear that jersey and play for my country one day.’ I can still remember that moment, what song was playing in the rink and who Canada was playing, so it is so special to have it come full circle and be in the position I am now, hopefully inspiring the next generation of young hockey players.”

What is the most important thing hockey has given you?
“Definitely the friendships. Being part of a hockey team, you immediately develop bonds with your teammates unlike any other. You know you would do anything for any one of them, and they would do the same for you. The inside jokes and stories you share are unforgettable and it is something I’ll take with me for the rest of my life.”

For more information:

Director, Communications
Hockey Canada


Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada


Spencer Sharkey
Coordinator, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4567 / 905-906-5327 (mobile)


Katie Macleod
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427 / 403-612-2893 (mobile)


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