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Ava Murphy

D

5’9”

155lbs

Oakville Junior Hornets

U22

AA 

#4

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Ava Murphy is an extremely talented hybrid defenseman. She brings a substantial amount of skill to her team and is a strong asset. Murphy is smart, efficient, and physical. She has the ability to scan the ice and identify opportunities to make crisp passes or take the puck out herself. Ava is offensively capable with a high level of awareness and understanding of the game, allowing her to pick and choose her moments. Murphy protects the puck well and creates space for herself and her team. She works hard both on and off the ice. Ava has been continuously working to develop a greater variety of shots and add deception to her game. Murphy has been selected to be a part of Hockey Canada & PWHPA’s Scotia Rising Teammates Mentorship Program where she will be mentored by Natalie Spooner. As an already dedicated and highly skilled player, there is no doubt that Ava Murphy has a bright and impressive future ahead of her!

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