Jessica Wong @jwong49 -
1. Jessica is a smart, two-way defender from Sydney, Nova Scotia. Her grandmother immigrated to Canada from a small village in Southern China (Taishan) at the age of 18, and Jess credits her grandmother’s courage and resilience in influencing her hockey career.
2. After starring for the @stoneycreekgirlshockey of the @pwhlofficial, Jessica represented Team Canada in the U-18 Women’s World Championships, where she amassed 12 points in 5 games on her way to a Silver medal.
3. Jessica then played 4 seasons at the @umdwhockey, where she won an @ncaaicehockey championship as a freshman (she scored the triple overtime title-clinching winner) and captained the team as a senior. Over her 4-year college career, Jessica notched 122 points in 143 games.
4. She was selected 1st overall in the 2013 CWHL Draft by the @infernocwhl, where she played for two full seasons and recorded 61 points in 92 games. Unfortunately, Jessica had to step away from the game in her third season in 2017 after suffering from the adverse effects of a concussion.
5. While in retirement, Jessica was working for @hockeycanada when she received an offer to mentor hockey players in China. She jumped at the opportunity and joined the @kunlunredstar organization. Since then, Jessica has provided a steady, two-way presence on the blueline, notching 70 points in 90 career games and winning a @whl_ru championship in 2019-20. Jessica is still suiting up for the Rays this season, and she is hoping for an opportunity to represent Team China in the 2022 Olympics, which she feels will honor her family and her Chinese heritage.
Thanks to @yav0404 for the deal on the card!