Hayley Wickenheiser, considered the best women’s hockey player to ever play the game, is heading to the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame.
The 40 year old, from Shaunavon Saskatchewan, retired in January of 2017 after being a member of Canada’s women’s hockey team for 23 years.
During that time, she won four Olympic gold medals and one silver.
“I spent most of my life playing international hockey and have lived and played abroad, seeing many hockey cultures around the world.” Wickenheiser said. ” This is a great honour to be included in the International Hockey Hall of Fame. It represents the best in the world of hockey has to offer. There was no better feeling than to play for Canada and travel the world doing so.”
The induction ceremony will take place on May 26 in the Slovak capital of Bratislava
No woman in hockey has won more than @wick_22: 5 Olympic gold medals, 7 #WomensWorlds with @HC_Women. And recently she was hired by the @MapleLeafs as assistant director of player development. Welcome to the IIHF Hall of Fame, Hayley Wickenheiser! https://t.co/JRqnY6JVHJ pic.twitter.com/rBLZJuWe5B— IIHF (@IIHFHockey) February 6, 2019