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Ladner forward signs with New York school

Ashley Morrow taking her hockey career to Long Island University

Ashley Morrow is taking her hockey career to New York.

The 17-year-old from Ladner signed her National Letter of Intent last month to attend Long Island University on a scholarship offer. The Sharks play at the NCAA Division One level and are part of the six-team New England Women’s Hockey Alliance under head coach Rob Morgan. Their roster includes players from throughout North America, along with Europe and China.

Morrow plays for the powerhouse Greater Vancouver Comets of B.C. Hockey’s Female Midget AAA League. She also suited up for Team BC at the recent U18 National Championships.

The Grade 12 South Delta Secondary student was part of the South Delta Stars girls recreational program before taking her game to the rep level with the Richmond Ravens’ Pee Wee and Bantam "A" teams. It was then cracking the Comets roster when she was 15 — helping the team win back-to-back provincial titles.

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.

She thanks coaches Mark Taylor, Shane Kuss and Dave VanStraten for her development over the years into an elite player, along with the support of her family.