Women’s hockey recruits Newfoundland scoring champion

Posted: 
Friday, July 20, 2018
Jolena Gillard

Bruce Donaldson, head coach of the UPEI Women’s Hockey team, is pleased to announce Jolena Gillard has committed to the Panthers for the 2018–2019 season. Gillard is a versatile goal scoring forward from Deer Lake, Newfoundland and Labrador.

“Jolena will be a great addition to our line,” said Donaldson. “She has great size, a strong touch around the net, and should be able to adjust to the AUS level quickly. Jolena is one of those players who loves the game, taking advantage of every chance she can to be on the ice. We are excited and pleased Jolena has picked UPEI as her program of choice.”

Gillard was the top scorer and MVP for the Newfoundland Midget AAA league, scoring more than 40 goals in the 2017–2018 season, and helping her team win the league championship. She also played for the boys’ team at Elwood High School, recording 20 points in 20 games. She was just one of two girls (including her sister) on the boys’ team.

“I chose UPEI because I know it will give me the best education to pursue and help develop my career,” said Gillard.

Gillard has been admitted to UPEI’s Faculty of Arts.

Go Panthers Go!

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