Tori Hickel to join older sister Zoe with CWHL’s Calgary Inferno
Two months after signing free agent Zoe Hickel, the Canadian Women’s Hockey League team drafted Tori Hickel.
Calgary picked the 24-year-old defenseman in the fifth round of this week’s draft in Toronto, Ontario.
She had played the previous two pro years with Swedish power Djurgarden, which she helped win the league’s championship last season.
Hickel, of Service High fame, was named MVP of the title game as Djurgarden swept the best-of-3 title series and posted a 6-1 playoff record.
The former Northeastern University star racked up 4-9-13 totals in 36 regular-season games to set career highs for goals, assists and points.
She had missed much of the season with a knee injury, but then returned for the playoffs.
Hickel recorded 2-3-5 totals in 23 games as a rookie with Djurgarden.
In Calgary, the Hickels will be one of two sister combos on the roster.