Cranbrook’s Rachel Teslak named MVP of Eastern Women’s Hockey Conference

Cranbrook’s Rachel Teslak named MVP of Eastern Women’s Hockey Conference

Local hockey player completes tremendous season for Ontario Hockey Academy, set to join NCAA in 2019

A former member of the Cranbrook Pest Control Hornets AA Bantam hockey team has taken her game to another level in Ontario this year.

Rachel Teslak, a grade 11 student-athlete originally from Cranbrook and playing for Cornwall’s Ontario Hockey Academy, was named the MVP of the Eastern Women’s Hockey Conference (EWHC) last week.

A defenceman, Teslak put up seven goals and nine assists in 22 games, while playing for a Tardiffs team that won the EWHC championship. Earlier this year, she committed to Saint Lawrence University in Canton, New York, a NCAA Division I school.

A competitive hockey player since she was four years old, Teslak was also named to the EWHC First All-Star team and earned the league’s ‘Defenseman of the Month’ honours in October. The EWHC is an elite-level hockey league for players 19 years old and younger with seven programs across the Northeastern area of Canada and the United States.