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This week we are featuring Jamie-Lee Rattray. She is a Team Canada hockey player, currently playing at the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Women’s World Championships this week in Brampton, Ontario.
Rattray has a long career in hockey. She has played for the Team Canada U18 team, played in the NCAA in the United States, came back to Canada to continue playing for Team Canada, and what was formerly known as the Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL). She played for the Markham Thunder, previously the Brampton Thunder, as part of the CWHL. She was selected as part of the 2022 Olympic team after not being named to the 2018 roster. She is an example of how hard work and dedication pays off. She didn’t give up and reached her goal of representing Canada at the Olympics, resulting in a gold medal win.
One of her role models is Jayna Hefford, another amazing Canadian hockey player. Rattray won the Jayna Hefford trophy for being the most valuable player in the CWHL. This is one of many awards she has racked up throughout her career. On the international stage, she has won a total of 7 medals from the IIHF and Olympic Winter Games.
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Rattray wears many hats in the world of sport, beyond hockey and being an athlete. In addition to her ice hockey career, she has been involved in ball hockey. She has been a member of the women’s national team and competed at the world championships, bringing home a bronze medal. In her professional life, she has still found a way to include her passion for hockey. Using her expertise and accomplishments, she coaches and develops programs for high-performance hockey players with her business Jamie Lee Rattray Hockey School.
Currently, she is part of the team representing Canada at the IIHF championships. Most recently, on April 10, Rattray scored the winning goal in a shootout. The game was played against the USA, Canada’s rival team. We can’t wait to keep watching Jamie-Lee at the IIHF championships over the weekend.
GO JAMIE-LEE RATTRAY! Good luck, Team Canada!