– Hockey Canada announced ahead of its tournament opener tonight that
forward Jade Iginla (Lake Country, B.C./RHA Kelowna, CSSHL)
will miss the 2022 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship with an
Iginla, who was set to make her international debut with Team Canada, was
injured in a 3-1 pre-tournament loss to the United States on Thursday.
“Jade has made an enormous impact on our team, and while it is
extremely disappointing she won’t be able to compete along with her
teammates, we know she will continue to have a positive influence
within our dressing room,” said Gina Kingsbury (Rouyn-Noranda, Que.), director of
hockey operations with Hockey Canada. “We are all extremely
disappointed for Jade; she is a hard-working, fierce competitor and
leader among our group. We are hopeful she makes a quick recovery and
look forward to her having the chance to represent Canada again in the
In addition to its opener against Finland at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT, Canada
will also face Sweden on June 7 at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT before its
preliminary-round finale against the United States on June 9 at 9 p.m. ET/6
p.m. PT. TSN and RDS, the official broadcast partners of Hockey Canada,
will broadcast 12 and nine games, respectively, from LaBahn Arena,
including the quarterfinals, semifinals and medal-round games; check local
listings for details.
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