Jessica Wong

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Jessica Wong
Born (1991-03-29) 29 March 1991 (age 26)
Sydney, NS, CAN
Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight 142 lb (64 kg; 10 st 2 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
CWHL team
Former teams
Kunlun Red Star
Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs
National team  Canada
Playing career 2009–present

Jessica Wong (born March 29, 1991) is an ice hockey player from Baddeck, Nova Scotia, who currently plays for the Calgary Inferno of the Canadian Women's Hockey League. Wong played for Canada's under-18 team, winning silver at the world championships. In 2010 and 2011 she played for Canada's women's under-22 team, winning gold at the Meco Cup both years. In 2010, Wong scored the winning goal for the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs in the NCAA Division I Women's Championship.[1] In 2010, Wong was named Female Team Athlete of the Year by Sport Nova Scotia.[2] Wong was named athlete of the year by the Cape Breton Post in 2009, 2010, and 2011.[3]

Playing career[edit]

Wong captained the Warner Warriors in 2006–07, leading the team in scoring and awarded MVP honors. She participated for Nova Scotia at the 2006 Esso Women’s Nationals in Sydney, Nova Scotia with a fifth-place finish. Wong also played for Team Atlantic at the 2007 National Women’s Under-18 Championships. The team finished in fourth place. In 2007, she also represented Nova Scotia at the 2007 Canada Winter Games where the team finished in sixth. Wong was also part of three Atlantic Challenge Cups for Nova Scotia, where she won two gold medals (2005, 2007) and one silver (2006). In addition, Wong played for Team Atlantic at the 2008 National Women’s Under-18 Championship with an eighth-place finish. In the same year, Wong played with Stoney Creek in Ontario. She won a gold medal with Stoney Creek at OWHA provincials and at the PWHL championship in 2008. In 2009, she won a silver medal with Stoney Creek at the OWHA provincials in 2009 while ranking fourth on the team in scoring.


Wong joined the Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs in 2009. She scored the game-winning goal in triple overtime of the 2010 NCAA Frozen Four championship game. Wong finished fourth among Minnesota-Duluth freshmen in scoring in 2009–10.

2010–2011: Converted flawlessly from the frontline to the backline to become one of the most offensive defensemen in the nation...ranked No. 2 in the NCAA among all blueliners with 38 points (15g, 23a), averaging a blistering 1.15 points per game...led all WCHA defensemen with 31 points in league play (10g, 21a) and ranked No. 7 in the WCHA with 12 power-play points, as well as 12th for points among all league players...named to the 2010–11 All-WCHA Second Team. Second leading point scorer among all Bulldog players. Netted her first collegiate hat-trick against Connecticut on Oct. 23, 2010.

Hockey Canada[edit]

She was a member of Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team for a three-game series against the United States in August 2007. The following year, she played with the Under 18 team in another series against the US. This series was held in Lake Placid, New York. Wong gained a silver medal with Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team at the 2009 IIHF World Women’s Under-18 Championships.

She graduated to the Under 22 team as part of a three-game series in Calgary in August 2009. Wong acquired a gold medal with the Under-22 Team at the 2010 MLP Cup in Ravensburg, Germany. In August 2010, she suited up for the Under 22 once more as part of a three-game series vs. the United States in Toronto in August 2010. At the 2011 MLP Cup, Wong was part of another gold medal winning squad.


Wong was selected first overall in the 2013 CWHL Draft. On February 2, 2014, Wong logged a goal, with Danielle Stone earning an assist (Stone would break two scoring records in Inferno franchise history during that game), providing her with seven points in the first five games of her CWHL career, a new franchise record for the Inferno.[4] Of note, she was selected to participate in the 2014 CWHL All-Star Game, the first in league history.

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Nova Scotia's Female Team Athlete of the Year 2010
  • NCAA Frozen Four All-Tournament Team (2010)
  • 2011 All-WCHA Second Team[5]

Career stats[edit]

Hockey Canada[edit]

Year Event GP G A Pts PIM
2007 Exhibition vs. USA Under 18 2 0 0 0 0
2008 Exhibition vs. USA Under 18 3 0 1 1 0
2009 IIHF Under 18 Worlds 5 4 8 12 0
2009 Under 22 Selection Camp 2 0 1 1 0
2010 2010 MLP Cup 4 2 0 2 0
2010 Exhibition vs. USA Under 22 3 1 0 1 2

Minnesota Duluth[edit]

2009–10 41 15 16 31 30 1 0 3
2010–11 33 15 23 38 37 3 0 1
2011–12 36 11 19 30 32 2 1 2
2012–13 33 7 16 23 22 1 0 2
Total[6] 143 48 74 122 121 7 1 8


Year Team Games Played Goals Assists Points +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG
2013–14 Calgary Inferno[7] 12 2 7 9 +7 14 0 0 0
2014–15 Calgary Inferno[8] 24 2 11 13 +7 14 0 0 0


Preceded by
Hillary Pattenden (2012)
First Overall Selection, CWHL Draft
Succeeded by
Laura Fortino (2014)