Oakville’s Jenner named to Canadian Olympic women’s hockey team

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Published January 11, 2022 at 5:35 pm

Oakville native Brianne Jenner was one of 23 players named by Hockey Canada on Tuesday afternoon to represent the country at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games. CANADIAN OLYMPIC TEAM PHOTOS

Oakville native Brianne Jenner will have the opportunity to lead Canada women’s hockey team back to the top of the Olympic podium next month in China.

Jenner, who will be making her third-straight appearance at the Games, was one of 23 players named Tuesday afternoon by Hockey Canada to the Canadian squad that will compete at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games.

The 30-year-old was part of Canada’s gold medal-winning squad at the Sochi Games in 2014 and then recorded two assists to help Canada win silver at the PyeongChang Games in 2018.

Jenner is one of six Canadian players remaining from the team that won gold back in 2014.

“Our women’s program has faced a number of challenges over this four-year Olympic cycle, and we have tackled the adversity without it distracting us from our goal of competing at the Olympics,” said Gina Kingsbury, Director of women’s national teams with Hockey Canada. “We are beyond proud of how our athletes and staff have remained connected and overcome each challenge.

“We are thrilled with the team that will represent Canada and cannot wait to travel to Beijing and compete for a gold medal.”

Canada will be looking for its fifth overall gold medal when women’s hockey takes to the ice from Feb. 2 to 12 at the National Indoor Stadium and Wukesong Sports Centre.

Team Canada’s captain, Marie-Philip Poulin is participating in her fourth Olympic Winter Games.

“Having the opportunity to go to the Olympics is a dream come true,” said Poulin. “It never gets old being able to represent your country at the highest level.

“I am extremely excited to wear the maple leaf with this group and to play for something so much bigger than ourselves.”

Prior to being named to Team Canada, all nominations are subject to approval by the Canadian Olympic Committee’s Team Selection Committee following its receipt of nominations by all National Sport Organizations.

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