A Three-Time Olympic Gold Medalist and member of Canada’s successful National Women’s Hockey Team, Jayna Hefford has clearly established herself as one of Canada’s top female hockey players. At the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Jayna scored the winning goal to beat the U.S. and win the Gold medal for Canada. Jayna also played a key role on the Gold medal team at the 2006 Olympic Games in Italy and the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver.
Jayna is a Six-Time World Champion and was named Top Forward at the 2004 World championships. She also played an integral part in Team Canada’s win at the 2000 World Championships, where she scored two crucial goals in the final game to tie the score and force it into overtime.
Jayna continues to be a true team player and has the ability to perform under pressure. In a Three Nations Cup game, after three periods of play and a ten-minute overtime, Canada and the United States were forced into a shootout. Jayna scored the game-winning goal to lead her team to the Championship.
Jayna is one of only two players in Canadian Women’s Hockey history to play over 200 international games and one of only three players to score over 100 international goals.
Jayna has a Bachelor of Physical and Health Education from the University of Toronto. She runs an annual fundraising charity golf event for the Kingston Cancer Centre in memory of her father. She enjoys golf, cooking and owns a successful female hockey school in Kingston.
Along with her teammates, Jayna fought back in the Sochi 2014 women’s hockey finals against arch-rivals the USA to capture gold, the fourth such medal in her Olympic Career.