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Road to PyeongChang: Brianne Jenner

A closer look at the forward from Oakville, Ont., centralized with Canada’s National Women’s Team

Jason La Rose
January 12, 2018

Position: Forward
Hometown: Oakville, Ont.
Birthdate: May 4, 1991
Club Team: Calgary Inferno (CWHL)

Road to Centralization
2004-06: Garden City Falcons (Bantam AAA)
2006-08: Stoney Creek Sabres (PWHL)
2008-09: Mississauga Chiefs (CWHL)
2009-10: Burlington Barracudas (CWHL)
2010-13: Cornell University (ECAC)
2013-14: Centralized for Olympics
2014-15: Cornell University (ECAC)
2015-17: Calgary Inferno (CWHL)

Team Canada Experience
International debut: August 23, 2007 vs. United States
Canada’s National Women’s Team (2009-17): 87GP 18G 29A 47P
Canada’s National Women’s Development Team (2010-12): 11GP 4G 5A 9P
Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team (2007-09): 20GP 14G 7A 21P

Olympic & World Championship Experience
2017 IIHF Women’s World Championship – 5GP 2G 2A 4P (silver medal)
2016 IIHF Women’s World Championship – 5GP 1G 4A 5P (silver medal)
2015 IIHF Women’s World Championship – 5GP 1G 2A 3P (silver medal)
2014 Olympic Winter Games – 5GP 1G 0A 1P (gold medal)
2013 IIHF Women’s World Championship – 5GP 4G 2A 6P (silver medal)
2012 IIHF Women’s World Championship – 5GP 0G 1A 1P (gold medal)
2009 IIHF World Women’s U18 Championship – 5GP 5G 1A 6P (silver medal)
2008 IIHF World Women’s U18 Championship – 5GP 6G 3A 9P (silver medal)

Who has played the biggest role in getting you to centralization?
“I owe a lot to my parents. They were the biggest supporters of my dream to play in the Olympics, and they sacrificed a lot to give me every opportunity to excel in sport and instilled the values of hard work and discipline in me.”

When did you decide you wanted to play for Team Canada?
“As far back as I can remember the dream had been to play for Team Canada. Watching the Olympic gold medal game in 2002 solidified that in me.”

What is the most important thing hockey has given you?
“The sport has given me so much – friendships, educational opportunities, travel – but I think the most valuable thing I have learned through hockey and a career in elite sport is mental toughness and resiliency. An Olympic career usually comes with a fair share of challenges and setbacks and I’m thankful for how those experiences have shaped me.”

For more information:

Esther Madziya
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 284-6484 

Spencer Sharkey
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 777-4567

Jeremy Knight
Manager, Corporate Communications
Hockey Canada

(647) 251-9738

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