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Haley with the Turgeon family

Haley Skarupa Named 2012 JWHL Elizabeth 'Liz' Turgeon Player of the Year

By Pride Hockey, 03/12/12, 11:12PM EDT


Skarupa receives award for 2nd straight year

Pride Captain Haley Skarupa was named the 2012 JWHL Elizabeth 'Liz' Turgeon Player of the Year at the league banquet held in Littleton, CO.  The award is given annually to a player who embodies the values that Liz Turgeon represented, including: a positive attitude, incomparable work ethic, fiercely competitive, selfless, and who makes an invaluable contribution to her team.

This season, Haley was the leading scorer in the JWHL with 74 goals and 15 assists in 27 games.  She currently has 142 goals and 40 assists in 54 total games played this season for The Pride.  

Liz Turgeon played in the JWHL for the Colorado Select prior to her college career which took her to The University of Minnesota.  She was also a member of the US Under 18 National Team and was one of the top players at the U19 level in the US.  Liz tragically passed away in Decmeber, 2010.  In 2011, the JWHL named it's annual Player of the Year award in Liz's honor.