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It was a tightly contested Gold Medal match. Astros-A had a strong season, despite a number of injuries and smaller roster. A controversial goal late in the 2nd half was the difference and the team wasn’t able to get the equalizer. We were missing a few of our energetic young forwards with the scoring touch as well as our Dinos teammates (who were on a preseason training tour in Holland – life is rough), but look forward to having a strong 2017 season.
BACK (left to right): Maryanne Umbsaar, Jenny Peacock, Marla Richardson, Burgundy Biletski, Brooke Van Oosten, Stef Wind, Venus Kwan
FRONT (left to right): Melinda Bretzer, Peggy Seto, Emilie Pianarosa, Emily Smith
MISSING: Shanelle Bjorndahl, Jess Britton, Dee-Ann Evans, Laura Fairbairn, Laura Gordon, Danica Heath, Nadia Izzo, Paige Koochin, Nicole White
The 2016 Astros U18 Selects had quite a number of new faces, but led by the experience and steady presence of its leaders – Nicole White, Emily Smith, Paige Koochin, and Sage Lietz – the team went undefeated during the round robin and then carried the success through to the Gold Final.
- Most Promising Player: Lucy Beauregard
- Team MVP: Emily Smith
- Tournament MVP: Nicole White
BACK ROW (left to right): Joanne White, Verla Wong, Ashy Sunderji, Maddie Romeril, Avery Vadnai, Holly Wright, Sandi Dawson, Nicole White, Anita Massey
FRONT ROW (left to right): Toni Dawson, Federica Samori, Brooke Van Oosten, Kelsie Volek, Sage Lietz, Lucy Beauregard, Laura Gillan
GOALIE: Kim Scott
MISSING: Paige Koochin, Emily Smith
At the U16 Nationals (July 20 – 24, 2016), the Alberta U16 team won BRONZE in an exciting match that featured a nice penalty corner strike and then a well-fought win during shootouts against Ontario White
- Maggie Parnis was also selected to the Tournament XI team!
- The Astros Club was well represented (left to right): Maddie Romeril, Maggie Parnis, Lucy Beauregard, Avery Vadnai, Kim Scott (GK – Astros Jr. guest goalie), Brooke Van Oosten, Reath Trainor
- Congrats and well done!
A combined Astros U18 team (with some guest players) participated in its inaugural tour to BC in April 2016 to give some of our up-and-coming athletes an opportunity for some high-octane playing experience against a few club teams in the Vancouver area. Much thanks to Joanne White for organizing this and coordinating with some of her former clubs in BC and thanks to Sharon Bhola, Sandra Smith, and Joanne White for coaching. The athletes had an awesome time and won 4 out of 5 matches!
Our goal is to have an annual tour!
BACK: Sharon Bhola, Brooke Van Oosten, Maggie Parnis, Nicole Wong, Kelsie Volek, Emily Smith, Bria Bentley, Laura Gilan, Claire O’Brien, Joanne White, Sandra Smith
FRONT: Ellery Platts, Paige Koochin, Simran Dogra, Nicole White, Jamie Emery
LYING in Front: Camilla MacGillivray