Alberta's Helland inducted into CW HOF

Alberta's Helland inducted into CW HOF

Pandas soccer standout inducted into Hall of Fame


EDMONTON – Decorated Alberta Pandas soccer player Janine Helland can add Canada West Hall of Fame inductee to her career accolades. 

Helland was named the Canada West women's soccer player of the year twice and was a four-time CIAU women's soccer All-Canadian during her five-year career (1988-92) at Alberta. In addition to helping the Pandas to the 1989 CIAU title, Helland was named the national tournament's MVP. 

On the international stage, Helland represented Canada at the1993 Universiade Games before a 10 year career with the women's national soccer program. Helland suited up for 47 matches including action in the 1991 and 1994 CONCACAF championships and the 1995 and 1999 FIFA World Cups. In 1997, Helland was named Canada Soccer's Player of the Year.

To read Helland's complete HOF biography, click here.


For the last century, organized university sport has been a central part of the student experience at institutions across Western Canada. Beginning with the University of Manitoba capturing the first Western Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union (WCIAU) men's hockey banner in 1919-20, student-athletes have been competing to reach their full potential in sport and the classroom, while enriching campus life. 

To commemorate 100 years of university sport across Western Canada, the Canada West Hall of Fame was created in the spring of 2019, with the first induction class set to be unveiled throughout the 2019-20 season. 


About Canada West

Since 1972, Canada West (CW) has been a leader in Canadian university sport, working to provide our student-athletes the opportunities to excel in sport, the classroom, and their communities. CW and our 17 members from across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba collectively carry on a legacy of competitive excellence, as our champions proudly go on to represent the conference at U SPORTS national championships.

Canada West – training leaders, building champions.