A former elite-level hockey player for McGill University and the Wingstar de Montréal (NWHL), Hewings has contributed to Les Canadiennes’ incredible growth as a club and, since 2010, has carried on the organization’s tradition of excellence in her position as General Manager. In her eight seasons with Les Canadiennes, the team has consistently set league attendance and television rating records, surpassed fundraising efforts, and earned a Championship berth seven times. In addition, Hewings led the Montreal franchise to a league-record fourth Clarkson Cup championship in 2017.
A communications professional with a diverse background in new media, marketing, and sports management, Hewings has helped Les Canadiennes become a mainstay in the Quebec sports landscape while nurturing a dynamic partnership with the Montreal Canadiens, which included a historic Les Canadiennes game at the Bell Centre on Dec. 10, 2016.
With the goal of providing the best environment for the world’s top athletes and working collaboratively with players to build a professional league that connects with new fans, Hewings has emphasized the importance of making hockey accessible and growing the grassroots game in her adopted home province of Quebec. In the spirit of building community and sharing knowledge, Les Canadiennes have launched their own youth camps and clinics and championed community initiatives that include the club’s annual Pink in the Rink and You Can Play showcase games, as well as charitable work with the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation.
Prior to her work with the CWHL, Hewings was a longtime editor at alt-weekly Hour Magazine, and is actively involved in both Montreal’s artistic and sporting communities, spearheading projects such as Unruly Hockey and the Adult Lovely Hockey League.