J.L. Ilsley hockey star becomes SMU team’s ‘top prospect’

Congratulations, Emma Crawley! I was thinking about Spryfield hockey after a conversation with Steve Adams the other day. He mentioned there aren’t a lot of places for our kids to play after they’ve finished high school. And what I’m wondering is, now that we have a men’s 18-20 hockey team, are we going to get something in place for our young women who also play great hockey? As you can see below, we have some good ones.

(Media release via St. Mary’s University)

The Saint Mary’s Women’s Huskies team will have a star player in the net next year when they take to the ice.

Athletics Director Steve Sarty said Friday the team has landed its top prospect, Emma Crawley, an honours student at J.L. Ilsley High School who has won minor hockey league and provincial championships playing for both men’s and women’s teams during the past four years.

“We are delighted to have Emma on board,” said Sarty. “It’s great news for the team and I believe it speaks to the positive momentum we currently have behind the program.”

Crawley started playing hockey at age four. She has won a championship with Team Nova Scotia at Atlantic Challenge Cup and twice played in Atlantic Canadian Midget Championships. Two years ago she attended the Team Atlantic U18 selection camp.

Crawley, now 18, was accepted at numerous schools across the CIS, but chose Saint Mary’s because it provides the combined advantages of a small campus in a great city with the opportunity to play varsity hockey at a school with a strong track record of success.

“When I started looking into which university I wanted to attend next fall, I applied to several schools to keep all my options open. Saint Mary’s ended up being the right fit for me. The people are friendly and the campus is easy to get around. The academic program and facilities are great and the school spirit is second to none.”

She will be pursuing undergraduate degree in biology and plans to eventually attend medical school.

Source: http://www.outsidethecircle.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=216:jl-ilsley-hockey-star-becomes-smu-teams-top-prospect&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=50

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