Biography:

Brianne Jenner first wore the maple leaf internationally as a member of Canada’s national under-18 team. After winning silver at the 2008 IIHF U-18 Women’s World Championship, she captained the Canadian squad to a second straight silver in 2009. Jenner was centralized with the National Women’s Team in advance of Vancouver 2010 but was not selected to the Olympic team. That all changed four years later when she was part of Canada’s gold medal-winning squad at Sochi 2014, scoring Canada’s first goal of the gold medal game. She then helped Canada win silver at PyeongChang 2018.

Jenner made her IIHF Women’s World Championship debut in 2012, helping Canada win the gold medal. She went on to win four silver medals at the 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017 World Championships and was one of Canada’s top scorers at the latter with two goals and two assists.

Jenner began her collegiate career at Cornell University in 2010-11 and was named Ivy League Rookie of the Year after being second in NCAA freshman scoring. It was also the first of two straight years in which she helped Cornell reach the NCAA Frozen Four. In 2012-13 Jenner earned numerous individual accolades, including Ivy League Player of the Year and Cornell MVP, along with being named a First Team All-American after recording 35 goals and 35 assists in 32 games. She returned to Cornell after Sochi 2014 and was named Ivy League Player of the Year for the second time. After graduation, Jenner joined the Calgary Inferno of the CWHL, winning the Clarkson Cup as captain in 2015-16.

A little more about Brianne

Getting into the Sport: Started playing hockey at age 3 on an outdoor pond… Played her first season in a league run by her father and uncle… Had three knee surgeries before graduating high school which taught her to be patient and determined… Outside Interests: Majored in Government with a minor in Law and Society at Cornell University… Completed her Master’s in Public Policy at the University of Calgary… Start the Spark Mentor for two Calgary students as part of a youth mental health initiative… Took up boxing as a fun and different way to cross train… Watches a lot of news and political shows… Enjoys hiking and camping in the mountains… Odds and Ends: Growing up as a fan of the Montreal Canadiens, her favourite NHL player was Saku Koivu for his playmaking vision… Favourite pre-game music is The Tragically Hip… Has dreamed of being an Olympian since watching the Canadian women win hockey gold at Salt Lake City 2002, sitting inches from her TV… Favourite motto: Work hard and be humble…  Collects hockey pucks…