Richmond Ravens alumni taking their games to collegiate level

Nicole Soon and Ashley Morrow played together on powerhouse Bantam team

A pair of former Richmond Ravens teammates are taking their hockey careers to the collegiate levels.

Forwards Nicole Soon and Ashley Morrow signed with Dalhousie University and Long Island University respectively last month. Both played together on a powerhouse Ravens Bantam team coached by Tony Lindsay that went 31-1-1 in Pacific Coast Amateur regular season and playoff action in 2016-17.

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Soon then joined the Delta Hockey Academy where she has played the past three seasons with the Wild’s top Girls Prep Team. She is having her best campaign to date with 18 points in 14 games, including four goals.

The DHA roster featuring a whopping six players from Richmond, including Soon’s younger sister Jessi. Katie Chan, Jenny Andrash and Jamie Grinder were also former Bantam teammates.

Dalhousie University is located in Halifax, NS and the Tigers play in the U Sports’ Atlantic Conference. Their roster features talent from across the country including four other players from BC.

Morrow left the Ravens for the powerhouse Greater Vancouver Comets of Hockey’s Female Midget AAA League where she has won provincial titles the past two seasons. She also suited up for Team BC at the recent U18 National Championships.

The two-way forward signed her National Letter of Intent last month. Long Island plays at the NCAA Division One level and are part of the six-team New England Women’s Hockey Alliance. The Sharks roster includes players from throughout North America, along with Europe and China.

Morrow saw her stock soar with a tournament MVP performance earlier this season at the prestigious 16th Annual Stoney Creek Midget AA Sabres Showcase in Ontario. A whopping 14 schools reached out to the talented two-way forward.

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