Player Feature – Hayleigh Cudmore

Hayleigh Cudmore is entering her fourth season with the Calgary Inferno, her first as an assistant captain. Throughout her entire career, she has experienced a high level of competition. In 2010, Cudmore was part of Canada’s gold medal team at the IIHF World Women’s U-18 Championship. She also enjoyed a four-year collegiate career playing for the Cornell Big Red, amassing 76 points in 136 games. Cudmore was also an integral part on the back end for the Inferno’s 2016 Clarkson Cup Championship run.

Through eight games with the Inferno this season, Cudmore has recorded one goal, four assists and a +8 rating.

Cudmore obtained her law degree at the University of Calgary and currently works as an articling student at a law firm in Calgary. She also enjoys volunteering with youth at the Start the Spark Campaign for youth mental health.

Be sure to catch Hayleigh Cudmore at the autograph session following the next Calgary Inferno home game!


Favourite NHL team: Toronto Maple Leafs

Favourite team Canada player: all of the Inferno players

Most memorable Olympic moment (that you’ve participated in or observed): Watching Jayna Hefford’s goal at the end of the 2nd period in 2002 with my minor hockey team.

Best moment as a player: Winning 2016 Clarkson Cup, winning 2010 U18 World Championship

Favourite meal: Pad Thai

Favourite place outside of the rink: the gym

A piece of advice you’d give young players: Work hard and be nice.

Favourite musician: Elton John

Who’s your idol (sporting or otherwise): Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin

What’s your dream vacation and who would you take: Eat and drink my way through Italy. As for who I would take- someone who would pay for all of that food and wine!