Introducing the 2019-2020 Women's Hockey Recruits

EDMONTON, Alta. - The NAIT Ooks women's hockey team is proud to introduce the new recruits for the upcoming season.

Bethany Connelly (right)

Current team: LB Energy Midget Predators

Position: Defense

Hometown: Dawson Creek, B.C.

"We are very excited to welcome Bethany to our program. She is a speedy and tenacious defense and we are excited to see her utilize her skills at the college level."

 

Olivia Davis (right)

Prev team: Vancouver Island Seals Midget AA (2017-2018 season)

Position: Goalie

Hometown: Qualicum Beach, B.C.

"Olivia is going to be a great addition to our roster on and off the ice. Between her elite fitness and positivity, she not only pushes herself but strives to make those around her better."

 

Bre Martin

Current team: Central Alberta Amazons (AJFHL) (Played for RDC in 2016-2017)

Position: Forward

Hometown: Red Deer, AB.

"Bre is a creative and strong forward who does not shy away from the corners and does a great job getting pucks to the net. We know that Bre's previous ACAC experience will help us both offensively and defensively."

 

Treasure Posch (right)

Current team: Edmonton Wolves (AJFHL)

Position: Defense

Hometown: Leduc, AB.

"Treasure is a strong defense and we know that she has the ability to generate a ton of offensive opportunity with her strong shot from the point"

 

Hannah Piket (right)

Current team: BC Peace Female Predators

Position: Forward

Hometown: Fort Nelson, B.C.

"We are excited to add Hannah's speed and shiftiness to our roster. She will be challenge defenders and we anticipate that she will have the ability to generate a lot of scoring opportunities for herself and her linemates."

 

Ashley Smith

Current team: Vancouver Angels Midget A

Position: Goalie

Hometown: Vancouver, B.C.

"We are very excited to welcome Ashley to the program. She is a fierce competitor, and we're very excited to see her between the pipes this fall."

 

Halle Petek

Current team:  Vancouver Angels Midget A

Position: Defense

Hometown: Vancouver, BC

"Halle is a strong two-way defenseman who will have an impact at both ends of the rink. She is poised with the puck and continually makes smart decisions in each zone."

 

Kadey Rosie

Current team: Red Deer Sutter Fund Midget AAA, AFHL

Position: Forward

Hometown: Sylvan Lake, AB.

"Kadey will be a huge impact player for us and our culture. Her ability to battle and defensive mindset will be invaluable to our penalty kill. She will nicely complement our returning and incoming players and will contribute to how we want to play."

 

Michaella Kibblewhite

Current team: Northern Alberta Xtreme (NAX), CSSHL

Position: Forward

Hometown: Stony Plain, AB.

"Michaella is a smart and strategic forward who we believe will be a strong presence for us in both ends of the ice. We are looking forward to having her join the program."

 

Cassidy Shandro

Current team: Northern Alberta Xtreme (NAX), CSSHL

Position: Forward

Hometown: Edmonton, AB.

"We are very excited to add another local Edmonton player to our roster. Cassidy is a very passionate and crafty forward who has a really good touch around the net, she will no doubt contribute to our team's style of play."

 

Natsumi Sugimoto

Current team: Seibu Princess Rabbits

Position: Defense

Hometown: Toyko, Japan

"Natsumi is a strong multi-dimensional defenseman that competes hard. Having been a part of the Japanese National program, Natsumi comes with big game experience and we are excited to see her compete at the ACAC level."

 

"We are incredibly excited about our incoming players for the 2019-2020 season. We know that each player will fulfill important roles within our team, bringing talent and skill to our program as well as a level of competitiveness that will help elevate our team's play," said head coach Stef Thomson.