by DT, Warrior Hockey Marketing
Hayley Wickenheiser, one of Canada’s most iconic athletes of the last 20-years, announced today that she is retiring from competition.
An icon in every sense of the word, Wickenheiser leaves the hockey world with an astonishing list of accomplishments and the respect and admiration of millions worldwide. Five Olympic medals (four gold, one silver), two Olympic MVP awards and 13 World Championship medals (seven gold, six silver), highlight a career that spanned more than 20-years.
In addition to her numerous accolades and accomplishments on the ice, Wickenheiser is also an elite softball player and was a member of the 2000 Canadian Olympic team, a dedicated humanitarian, as demonstrated by her continued efforts to give back to her community and charitable causes abroad, has served on the International Olympic Committee’s Athlete’s Commission and received Canada’s highest civilian honor as she was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2011.
Even though the native of Shaunavon, Saskatchewan is stepping away from competition, her pursuit of creating a more visible profile for women’s hockey around the world and helping to improve the lives of disadvantaged children will continue.
We hope that you join Warrior Hockey in saying thank you, Hayley, for an amazing dedication to the sport of hockey, the spirit of competition and drive to grow our game. You did it all while allowing a world to watch and became an icon in doing so.
Congratulations on your retirement and thank you for the memories!