Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Jayna Hefford Named as Canadian Women's Hockey League's Interim Commissioner

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Jayna Hefford Named as Canadian Women's Hockey League's Interim Commissioner

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Hefford named CWHL's interim commissioner

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Five-time Olympian and Hockey Hall of Fame inductee Jayna Hefford has been appointed interim commissioner of the Canadian Women's Hockey League.

Hefford will officially assume the role on Aug. 1, but began working with former commissioner Brenda Andress on the transition process on Thursday.

"I am honoured and excited to step into this role with the support and trust of the Board of Directors," said Hefford. "I am fully committed and focused on setting our league and its players in a positive direction for the upcoming season.

"I look forward to engaging with the players, our key business partners, stakeholders and sponsors, our broadcaster and of course our fans, all whom have collectively brought the CWHL to the standard it enjoys today, and the upcoming draftees who will secure its future. …

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