The Board of Directors of Squash NS are pleased to announce that Ashley Cullis has been selected as the Manager for the 2023 CWG Squash Team for Nova Scotia, joining Head Coach Josh Rudolph.
Ashley Cullis has been playing squash for 19 years and credits her passion for the sport to the inclusive and social squash communities on the East Coast. She started playing in Mill River, PEI in 2002 but has been playing out of Halifax, NS since 2008, with a few years spent in Ottawa and Vancouver.
Ashley is currently ranked No. 10 in the Nova Scotia Women’s Rankings. She represented Nova Scotia at two national tournaments and has been involved in various volunteer roles locally and with Squash Canada. A highlight of hers was serving as the Volunteer Coordinator for the Women’s World Team Championships in 2014. She was the recipient of the 2019-2020 Support 4 Sport Senior Female Athlete of the Year award for squash.
Ashley brings her professional experience in Human Resources and Operations management, primarily in start up environments, to the team, which will help document and build the processes and policies for the team.
Josh is the current #2 ranked player in the province and is ranked #5 in M40+ nationally. He led the Provincial Men’s Team to the last two Canadian Men’s Team Championships. He is a certified squash instructor, is trained to the level of Squash Introduction to Competition and is committed to completing this certification and that of Squash Competition Development as soon as possible once courses and evaluations resume post COVID, with the support of Squash NS. Josh also started down the path of towards becoming a Coach Developper last month, in a pilot project launched by Squash Canada.
Josh will develop, select and coach the Nova Scotia Squash team to be entered into the 2023 CWG in accordance with Squash NS Policies and under the general direction of the Board of Directors and the Squash NS Provincial Coach. He will be assisted by a team manager, who must be of the opposite gender to the head coach. The team manager will be selected via an open call for volunteers which launched today and closes on March 19th. Interested parties should register via the following link https://clublocker.com/tournaments/12422/info .
Please join us in congratulating Josh on his new role.
Individual Event Remember to follow Douglas in the Men’s 3/4 game Friday at 6pm AST
NS Boys placed 4th of 6 teams in Mens Pool B with a 1-1-3 record. They entered the team finals event in the 5-8 draw and lost to Manitoba in a tie break after a 2-2 tie. They play NB Friday at noon AST on court 2 for the 7/8 spot.
The Girls placed 3rd of 6 teams in Women’s Pool B with a 3-2 record losing only to BC and AB. They entered the team finals event in the 5-8 draw they played NL this evening and we are waiting for that result to be posted. They play Friday at 3:30 AST on court 1 or 2 either for the 5/6 or 7/8 spot depending on their result against NL.
Jumana Abouelela vs Jana Dweek (AB) @ 9:40AST today on court 3 you should be able to see the game live here.
In the Boys Singles competition
Douglas is in the Bronze medal game against the #4 seed Sam Scrivier of BC on Friday at 6pm AST. You should be able to see the game live here. To get there he defeated John Peyton from Newfoundland in the round of 16 11-3, 11-2, 11-7 and Matt Bicknel from BC in the quarters. Both matches on Sunday. He lost to the #1 seed Liam Marrison from Ontario this morning 7-11, 8-11, 6-11.
Orlando was eliminated in the round of 16 losing to Seif Elfiky from Alberta 2-11, 0-11, 3-11.
In the girls competition
Jumana Abouelela defeated Newfoundland’s Ashley Stringer 11-3, 11-7, 11-8 and then lost to the #4 seed Bethany Churchill from Alberta on Sunday 0-11, 3-11, 1-11. In today’s play in the classic plate draw, she lost to Quebec’s Iman Shaheen. She plays in the 7/8 playoff tonight against Alberta’s Jana Dweek at 9:40 AST on court 3 you should be able to see the game live here.
Ella Brown was eliminated in the round of 16 by the #2 seed Lucia Bicknell from BC 4-11, 1-11, 1-11
Follow the action Live https://canadagames.live/squash or the scores via live score by going to www.clublocker.com and login or if you don’t have an account then enter for both Username/Password: squashcanadapublic Once in please click on “Live” dropdown box and click on “Live Scores – in the search field type in Canada Winter Games or your respective province to find live matches
Team Event (Playoffs) – https://clublocker.com/tournaments/10436
** Note: we cannot update Club Locker until after the round robin concludes so the link will go live on Thursday as we populate the playoff rounds