Brandon’s Ashleigh Brykaliuk has been named to the Manitoba Female Midget Hockey League’s first all-star team.
The 17-year-old centre, who won back-to-back gold medals with Canada’s team at the world under-18 hockey championship, scored 19 goals and notched 35 points in 27 games to finish third in scoring in the MFMHL. Overall for the season, Brykaliuk finished with 46 goals and 92 points and a +88 plus/minus rating in 66 games.
Joining Brykaliuk on the first team are three members of the league champion Pembina Valley Hawks in goaltender Brittni Mowat of Glenboro, forward Cassidy Carels of Bruxelles and defenceman Madison Hutchinson of Manitou. Central Plains Capitals forward Courtlyn Oswald of MacGregor and Winnipeg Avros defenceman Alicia Van Alstyne also cracked the first team.
Westman players dominated the second all-star team, with goaltender Kristen Campbell of Chater joined by forward Karissa Kirkup of Virden and defencemen Jessica Vallotton of Ninette and Melissa Hunt of Hartney. Pembina Valley’s Lauryn Keen of Manitou also made the team.
Meanwhile, Wildcats centre Karissa Haney, who turned 18 last month, has committed to playing NCAA Division III hockey next season for the Augsburg College Auggies in Minneapolis, Minn. The Killarney native racked up 38 goals and 26 assists during her three seasons with Westman.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition March 26, 2013