20 Jen Matichuk
20 Jen Matichuk
Height: 5-5
Year: Jr.
Hometown: St. Albert, Alta.
High School: Edge School
Position: F
Major: Film studies
Previous Team: Edge School
S/C: L

International Hockey: Trained with and played exhibition games against the Australian National Team in Australia in 2009 ... Played against the Austrian, Finnish, Latvian and Russian Teams in the Czech Republic and Austria in 2007 ... Competed with the Edge varsity team across western Canada and the mid-west and eastern United States.

2011-12 (Junior): ECAC Hockey All-Academic ... One assist in 27 games ... Incurred only five penalties.

2010-11 (Sophomore): ECAC Hockey All-Academic ... One assist in 27 games ... Incurred only five penalties.

2009-10 (Freshman): First career point came on assist in 3-3 tie at BC Jan. 9 ... First career goal came in 3-0 win vs. Union Jan. 15 ... One goal, one assist in 28 games.

Before Yale: Part of inaugural season for Edge School's varsity team in 2008-09 ... Team was third in the Junior Women's Hockey League and fourth at the JWHL Challenge Cup ... Assistant captain of St. Albert Slash in 11th grade ... Tied record for most points as a rookie on Slash in 2006-07 ... Left the team to attend Edge School in 2008 after competing in the Western Canadian Championships and being chosen as the team captain ... Won gold medal at Alberta Winter Games in 2006 ... Also played basketball at Edge School, winning league playoffs and advancing to provincial championships ... Completed Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion, and Bronze Cross in swimming ... Was chosen by Edge School founder and senior staff as the Mountaineer Team Leader for grade 12 ... Qualified for the Alexander Rutherford Scholarship from grades 10 through 12.

Notes: Won silver for acting (contemporary monologue category) at the World Championships of Performing Arts in Los Angeles in July 2008 ... Attended Paul Kane High School prior to enrolling at Edge School ... Has two brothers, Graeme and Bryan, and a sister, Rachel ... Edge school teammate Jamie Gray also plays for Yale.

Why Yale? “I’m interested in Medicine, the performing arts, and hockey. Yale offers exceptional opportunities in all three. Being close to New York and Boston is very appealing too. I’ve read and heard a lot about Yale and after visiting the school and meeting the coaches, players, and other students the school exceeded all of my expectations.”