After more than a decade, the Cambridge Turbos will be coached by someone other than Glen Gaudet, who has decided to take a well-deserved retirement from the demanding position of heading an NRL team. It seems, though, Glen can’t just fully walk away, as he has taken on the duties of the team’s general manager.
Glen has been a tireless contributor to growing and promoting ringette both in Canada and internationally over his nearly 30 years of involvement. The list is endless, including 2013 Team Canada coach, helping found the National Ringette League, 11 years as the NRL Turbos head coach, many years coaching at the AA and AAA level and so much more. We’re not sure if stats are kept, but Glen is most likely the winningest coach in ringette. Thank you Glen for all you’ve done!
Taking the reins as head coach is Sharolyn Wouters. Big shoes to fill indeed, but Sharolyn has the resume to back her. Many will know Sharolyn as a ringette sniper who led the NRL in goals and points for much of her playing career. Others will know Sharolyn as an engaging coach of AA and AAA teams, and the World Gold-medal winning coach of the Team Canada East U19 team in 2012. Joining Sharolyn on the bench will be assistants Debbie Findlay and Keith Jasper.
It was a busy off-season for the Cambridge Turbos, featuring a block-buster trade with Richmond Hill Lightning. Samantha and Paige Nosal joined Cambridge in a trade for defence Stacey Richards and a future draft pick. Through the league draft, the Turbos acquired Nia King, Sarah Esmail as a development AP and signed Carley Heimbecker and Sydney Nosal as APs.
The roster has stayed more consistent this year than in recent seasons. Goal will be shared between Meghan Pittaway and Jessie Callander. On defence are Melissa Findlay, Jenna Dupuis, Nia King, Sydney Granger and Paige Nosal. Forwards are Taylor Campbell, Sherri Adams, Jennifer Gaudet, Sam Nosal, Britt Walden, Jess Walden, Jackie Gaudet, Nadia Barey, Sam McCullough and Elyssa Jasper.