Jessica Wong
Born (1991-03-29) March 29, 1991 (age 32)
Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight 142 lb (64 kg; 10 st 2 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
Played for
National team  China
Playing career 2009–present
Wang Yuting
Traditional Chinese王玉婷
Simplified Chinese王玉婷

Jessica Wong (born March 29, 1991), also known by the Chinese name Wang Yuting (Chinese: 王玉婷; pinyin: Wáng Yùtíng),[1] is a Canadian ice hockey player, a defenceman. She most recently played with the Chinese national ice hockey team and in the Zhenskaya Hockey League (ZhHL) with the KRS Vanke Rays during the 2021–22 season.[2] She was drafted first overall in the 2013 CWHL Draft by the Calgary Inferno and played four seasons in the Canadian Women's Hockey League (CWHL).

Wong represented China in the women's ice hockey tournament at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.[3]

Playing career

Wong captained the Warner Warriors in 2006–07, leading the team in scoring and was awarded MVP honors. She played for Nova Scotia at the 2006 Esso Women's Nationals in her hometown of Sydney, Nova Scotia, with a fifth-place finish. Wong also played for Team Atlantic at the 2007 Canadian National Women's Under-18 Championship; the team finished in fourth place. In 2007, she 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, winning 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 the Stoney Creek Sabres at the Ontario Women's Hockey Association (OWHA) provincials and at the Provincial Women's Hockey League (PWHL) championship in 2008. In 2009, she won a silver medal with Stoney Creek at the OWHA provincials while ranking fourth on the team in scoring.

NCAA

Wong joined the Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs women's ice hockey program in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) conference of the NCAA Division I in the 2009–10 season. She scored the game-winning goal in triple overtime of the championship final of the 2010 NCAA National Collegiate Women's Ice Hockey Tournament and was named to the All-Tournament Team.[4] Wong finished fourth among Minnesota Duluth rookies in scoring for the 2009–10 season.

During the 2010–11 season, Wong converted from forward to an offensive-defenseman. She finished second in the NCAA among all blueliners with 38 points (15g+23a), averaging a blistering 1.15 points per game. She also led all WCHA defensemen with 31 points in conference play (10g, 21a) and ranked No. 7 in the WCHA with 12 power-play points, as well as 12th for points among all conference players. Wong was named to the 2010–11 All-WCHA Second Team. She finished as the second-leading point scorer among all Bulldog players, netting her first collegiate hat-trick against Connecticut on October 23, 2010.

CWHL

Wong was selected first overall by the Calgary Inferno 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.[5] Of note, she was selected to participate in the 2014 CWHL All-Star Game, the first in league history. She retired after two seasons to a position with Hockey Canada in Calgary.

In 2017, she came out of retirement to play for the China-based expansion team Kunlun Red Star.[6] The team merged with the Vanke Rays to become the KRS Vanke Rays ahead of the 2018–19 CWHL season.

ZhHL

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International play

Canada

Women’s ice hockey
Representing  Canada
World U18 Championship
Silver medal – second place 2009 Germany
MLP Nations Cup
Gold medal – first place 2011 Switzerland
Gold medal – first place 2010 Germany

As a junior player with the national under-18 ice hockey team, she participated in the 2009 IIHF U18 Women's World Championship and contributed 12 points (4+8) to Canada's silver medal finish. Wong also represented Canada with the U18 team in a three-game series against the United States in August 2007. The following year, she played with the U18 team in another series against the United States, which was held in Lake Placid, New York.

She graduated to the Canadian national under-22 team (also called the national development team) as part of a three-game series in Calgary in August 2009. Wong won a gold medal with the national under-22 team at the 2010 MLP Nations Cup in Ravensburg, Germany. In August 2010, she suited up for the national under-22 team once more as part of a three-game series versus the United States in Toronto during August 2010. At the 2011 MLP Nations Cup, Wong was part of another gold medal winning squad.

China

Wong was selected for the Chinese women's national ice hockey team to play at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China.[7] She registered a secondary assist on China's first goal in their first game of the tournament, a goal scored by Hannah Miller (Mi Le) against Czechia.[8][9]

Awards and honours

Career statistics

Hockey Canada

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 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

Year GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
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[13] 143 48 74 122 121 7 1 8

CWHL

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

ZhHL

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International

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2009 Canada U18 WW18 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 5 4 8 12 0
2022 China OG 9th 4 0 2 2 0

References

  1. ^ "Rays ready for Beijing bow". HC Red Star. January 29, 2022. Archived from the original on February 6, 2022. Retrieved February 18, 2022.
  2. ^ Potts, Andy (January 28, 2022). "Chinese women target QF". International Ice Hockey Federation. Archived from the original on February 3, 2022. Retrieved February 18, 2022.
  3. ^ "Beijing 2022 – Athletes: Yuting WANG, Ice Hockey". Olympics.com. Archived from the original on March 8, 2022. Retrieved February 18, 2022.
  4. ^ "Minnesota Duluth wins women's Frozen 4". CBC Sports. March 21, 2010. Archived from the original on November 9, 2012. Retrieved February 18, 2022.
  5. ^ Staffieri, Mark (February 27, 2014). "Danielle Stone sets scoring mark for Inferno in first-ever win over Montreal". Canadian Women's Hockey League. Archived from the original on May 6, 2014. Retrieved May 6, 2014.
  6. ^ Collelo, T.J. (April 10, 2018). "A Cape Bretoner grows the game in China". Cape Breton Post. Archived from the original on March 24, 2019. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  7. ^ Fraser, Jeremy (February 1, 2022). "Beijing bound: Cape Breton's Jessica Wong to suit up for China's hockey team at 2022 Winter Olympics". SaltWire. Archived from the original on February 5, 2022. Retrieved February 18, 2022.
  8. ^ Fraser, Jeremy (February 3, 2022). "Cape Breton's Jessica Wong records assist on China's first goal at Olympic Games in 12 years". Saltwire. Archived from the original on February 5, 2022. Retrieved February 18, 2022.
  9. ^ Murphy, Mike (February 3, 2022). "Hannah Miller scores first Olympic goal for China in 12 years". The Ice Garden. Archived from the original on September 27, 2022. Retrieved February 18, 2022.
  10. ^ "Wong Named Nova Scotia's Female Athlete of the Year". University of Minnesota Duluth Athletics (Press release). June 7, 2010. Archived from the original on August 25, 2010. Retrieved August 2, 2010.
  11. ^ "Take a bow". Cape Breton Post. December 31, 2011. Archived from the original on September 22, 2018. Retrieved April 22, 2012.
  12. ^ http://www.gophersports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=205108360&DB_OEM_ID=8400[permanent dead link]
  13. ^ "Statistics :: Player :: Jessica Wong :: USCHO.com :: U.S. College Hockey Online". Archived from the original on February 18, 2011.
  14. ^ "Jessica Wong Profile". Canadian Women's Hockey League. 2013–14. Retrieved July 8, 2023.
  15. ^ "Jessica Wong Profile". Canadian Women's Hockey League. 2014–15. Retrieved July 8, 2023.
Preceded byHillary Pattenden (2012) First Overall Selection, CWHL Draft (2013) Succeeded byLaura Fortino (2014)