Halli Krzyzaniak signs with Calgary


Eoin Devereux

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Halli Krzyzaniak of Neepawa has signed a contract with the Calgary Inferno of the Canadian Women's Hockey League (CWHL). In a media release announcing the move, the Inferno noted that the signing of the 23-year-old defensemen should add some depth to their blue line for the upcoming season.

Krzyzaniak is an NCAA graduate who spent four seasons with the University of North Dakota from 2013 until 2017, where she posted 14 goals and 58 points in 139 games. She also has five years of international experience under her belt with three silver medals representing Canada at the World Championships and two gold medals at the U18 tournaments. Krzyzaniak most recently played with Djurgårdens IF of the Swedish Women’s Hockey League.

“I’m very excited to join the Calgary Inferno for the upcoming season and being a part of the team they are building there,” remarked Kryzysaniak, via media release. “Calgary is the best place for me to continue to pursue both my athletic and professional aspirations and I look forward to the year ahead.”

“We are extremely excited to have [Kryzysaniak] join our club,” stated the Inferno general manager, Kristen Hagg. “She is clearly a very driven individual both on and office the ice and will be a significant contributor to what we expect will be a very solid back end.”

The Canadian Women's Hockey League (CWHL) is a six-team circuit, which was founded in 2007. The Calgary Inferno has been a part of the CWHL since the 2011-2012 season, having won one Clarkson Cup title, which is the league’s championship trophy.