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Canadian women's hockey forward Jessica Campbell retires form international play

September 29, 2017 - 9:04 AM

CALGARY - Forward Jessica Campbell has announced her retirement from Canada's women's hockey team.

The 25-year-old made her debut with Canada's national women's program in 2008 and won a gold medal at the 2014 4 Nations Cup in Kamloops, B.C.

As captain, she scored the game-winning goal in overtime to give Canada's under-18 team its first-ever gold medal at the 2010 IIHF World Women's U18 Championship, where she was named most valuable player.

She also earned a silver medal at U18 women's worlds in 2009, and finished her U18 career tied with Marie-Philip Poulin for the all-time program scoring lead with 33 points (14 goals, 19 assists).

The Rocanvillle, Sask., native was also a two-time silver medallist at the 4 Nations Cup (2015, 2016) and twice won gold with Canada's National Women's Development Team at the Nations Cup (2011, 2013).

Campbell has accepted the position of lead power-skating instructor and assistant coach of the Midget Female Prep team at the Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy in Kelowna, B.C.

"My entire journey to Team Canada, has been a dream come true," Campbell said in a statement. "I remember looking up to my hero Cassie Campbell at the age of five, dreaming of becoming the next 'Campbell' to wear the Maple Leaf, and deciding to set my mind to it.

"Through all the hard work, endless sacrifice, sweat and tears, I've come to realize that no matter what path we take in hockey or life, what we set out to do, or how many medals we win, it's important to leave those you meet, better than you found them."

News from © The Canadian Press, 2017
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