Jade Iginla to miss U18 world championship due to upper-body injury

Jade Iginla plays during a Canada's national women's under-18 team inter-squad game in Calgary, Alta., Friday, May 27, 2022. (Jeff McIntosh/CP)

Jade Iginla will miss the upcoming IIHF under-18 women’s world championship due to an upper-body injury, Hockey Canada announced Monday.

Iginla, who is the daughter of Hockey Hall of Famer Jarome Iginla, sustained the injury during a pre-tournament game against the United States last week. She was expected to make her debut for Canada on the international stage during the U18 tournament.

“Jade has made an enormous impact on our team, and while it is extremely disappointing she won’t be able to compete along with her teammates, we know she will continue to have a positive influence within our dressing room,” Hockey Canada director of hockey operations Gina Kingsbury said in a statement. “We are all extremely disappointed for Jade; she is a hard-working, fierce competitor and leader among our group.

“We are hopeful she makes a quick recovery and look forward to her having the chance to represent Canada again in the future.”

Iginla, who has committed to Brown University, had 18 goals and 10 assists in 22 games with Hockey Academy Kelowna’s under-18 team this season.

Canada plays Finland in its opening game Monday in Wisconsin.

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