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Hayley Wickenheiser named Canada’s captain for IIHF women’s championship

Wickenheiser, of Shaunavon, Sask., was named captain for Canada’s team at the upcoming IIHF world women’s hockey championship Saturday.

“This is a great time for Hayley to take on a more rounded leadership role on Team Canada,” Davidson said.

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Wickenheiser also served as Canada’s captain at the Four Nations Cup.

Montreal’s Caroline Ouellette and Vicky Sunohara of Scarborough, Ont., will serve as alternate captains.