Tigers earn AUS Women's Hockey awards

- February 21, 2023

Grace Beer, Natasha Falk, Brooklyn Paisley and Izzy Weist were all selected for AUS women's hockey awards.
Grace Beer, Natasha Falk, Brooklyn Paisley and Izzy Weist were all selected for AUS women's hockey awards.

(HALIFAX, N.S.) - Atlantic University Sport is pleased to announce the 2022-23 AUS women's hockey all-stars and major award winners, as selected by the conference's eight head coaches.

Fourth-year UNB goaltender Kendra Woodland (Kamloops, B.C.) was chosen as the AUS most valuable player of the season. 

Other AUS major award winners announced today were UPEI's Orianna MacNeil (Mabou, N.S.) who was named rookie of the year; Dalhousie's Izzy Weist (Torbay, N.L.) who was chosen as the most sportsmanlike player; UPEI's Lexie Murphy (Kensington, P.E.I.), who was named the top defensive player; Saint Mary's Eve LeBlanc (Petit-Rocher, N.B), who was awarded student-athlete community service honours; and STFX head coach Ben Berthiaume who is the AUS women's hockey coach of the year. 

MOST SPORTSMANLIKE: Izzy Weist, Dalhousie Tigers 
This season's Atlantic University Sport most sportsmanlike player is Izzy Weist of the Dalhousie Tigers. This award recognizes an individual who maintains the standards of fair play and treats those around her with respect at all times. 
A third-year forward from Torbay, N.L., Weist appeared in all 28 regular season games for the Tigers, recording two goals and two assists. Dalhousie finished the 2022-23 season with a 13-15 record, entering the playoffs as a fifth seed. 

"Izzy is the ultimate teammate and leader," say Tigers head coach, Troy Ryan. "Her passion, team-first mentality, and respect for the game have been instrumental in developing our team culture and ensuring a positive daily training environment of our program."
Weist's win marks the first time a Tiger has won this award.  


First Team All-Stars 
Goaltender: Kendra Woodland, UNB (4th year - Kamloops, B.C.) 
Defence: Lauren Dabrowski, STFX (3rd year - Tiny, Ont.) 
Defence: Jenna MacLean, UNB (4th year - Wilcox, Sask.) 
Forward: Maggy Burbidge, STFX (3rd year - Falmouth, N.S.) 
Forward: Shae Demale, SMU (4th year - Red Deer, Alta.) 
Forward: Lea MacLeod, STFX (4th year - Dartmouth, N.S.)

Second Team All-Stars 
Goaltender: Grace Beer, Dalhousie (1st year – Oakville, Ont.) 
Defence: Josie Chisholm, STFX (4th year - Antigonish, N.S.) 
Defence: Orianna MacNeil, UPEI (1st year - Mabou, N.S.) 
Forward: Erica Plourde, Université de Moncton (2nd year - Pigeon Hill, N.B.) 
Forward:  McKinley Nelson, UPEI (2nd year - Calgary, Alta.) 
Forward: Brooklyn Paisley, Dalhousie (4th year - Shawnigan Lake, B.C) 

All-Rookie Team 
Goaltender: Grace Beer, Dalhousie (Oakville, Ont.)
Defence: Orianna MacNeil, UPEI (Mabou, N.S.) 
Defence: Kya Moss, STFX (Port Moody, B.C.) 
Forward: Amy Dvernichuk, St. Thomas (Regina, Sask.) 
Forward: Natasha Falk, Dalhousie (Brandon, Man.)  
Forward: Élodie St-Jacques, Université de Moncton (St-Jérôme, Que.) 

Visit the AUS website for the full details on the award winners. 


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