Taylor Heise represents Team USA at the IIHF Women’s World Championship

From Basketball to Ice: Taylor Heise’s Journey to the IIHF Women’s World Championship

Taylor Heise is a forward for the U.S. Women’s National Team, and she recognizes the sacrifices made both on and off the ice to reach her level of play. She was selected as the first overall pick in the inaugural PWHL Draft last year and has been playing in the league ever since.

As a 24-year-old player, Heise values the opportunity to learn from those who have made significant contributions to the sport of hockey. Her appreciation for the game and those involved in it is evident in her dedication and hard work. This upcoming World Championship will be her sixth, with the senior team for the third time. The USA will be facing Switzerland in the preliminary round on Wednesday night, showcasing Heise’s talents on an international stage.

Growing up in Minnesota, Heise was drafted by her home state team in the PWHL. She has showcased her skills in the league and is now transitioning to Team USA for the IIHF Women’s World Championship in Utica. Heise feels honored to represent her country with pride as she prepares for her sixth World Championship and third with the senior team.

Coming from a basketball family, Heise chose hockey early on and never looked back. Her passion for the sport led her to excel at Minnesota University before being drafted into professional hockey leagues like PWHL and now into IIHF World Championship teams like Team USA

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