Hayley to play with Dinos

TODD SAELHOF, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:04 AM ET

CALGARY - She's been schooling fellow hockey players for years.

Now she'll be the one being educated.

Yes, Hayley Wickenheiser is taking her hockey career to a different degree.

The face of female puck is in pursuit of education at the University of Calgary.

And the school is expected to announce Thursday Wickenheiser will join its female puck squad.

A school official confirmed Wickenheiser's addition to the squad Wednesday night after a news release was issued by the athletics department that a major recruiting announcement is about to be made by U of C women's hockey coach Danielle Goyette.

The release stated one of Canada's 2010 Olympic gold-medal winning hockey players has committed to play for the Dinos for the '10-11 CIS season.

The official also confirmed Wickenheiser, who resides in Calgary, has enrolled in classes at the U of C.

The Shaunavon, Sask., native is a three-time Olympic gold medallist and is Team Canada's current captain and all-time leading scorer. Wickenheiser has 140 goals and 287 points in 199 games with the national team. She has also helped lead Canada to six world titles.

Goyette is a former national teammate of Wickenheiser's.

The 32-year-old Wickenheiser already has a science degree from the U of C and has played hockey over the years with the now-defunct Oval X-Treme in Calgary.


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