ASHLEY RIGGSFormer Hockey Player, Girls Hockey Conditioning Trainer
Ashley Riggs is an ice hockey player for the Burlington Barracudas. Prior to Burlington, she was a member of the Niagara University Purple Eagles. She is Niagara’s all-time single-season record holder for points (51), goals (29), short-handed goals (6), hat tricks (4) and highest plus/minus rating (+29)…Set a game-high record of five goals against Northeastern (Oct. 21, 2007)… Against Union (Dec. 10, 2004), tied the single-game record for most points (5) and tied the single-period record for most points (3)She holds the record for points, goals, and assists at Niagara University.
Ashley served as an alternate captain for Team Ontario at the 2003 Canada Winter Games. Team Ontario won gold in the tournament. In 2003, she won gold at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) hockey tournament. Riggs won the gold with the Under 22 Canadian team at the 2004 European Air Canada Cup Championship (now known as the MLP Cup). From 2004 to 2007, Riggs was a member of the Under-22 Canadian National Team. In 2007-08, she was invited to the Canadian National Team Camp. In the fall of 2005, she was part of the Canada’s National Women’s Olympic centralized hockey team but was not selected for the final roster that competed at the 2006 Winter Games in Torino. She helped the U-22 Canadian National Team win the 2006 Air Canada Cup in Ravensburg, Germany and tied for the team scoring lead with five goals and two assists in four games.
Ashley was the second overall pick in the 2010 CWHL Draft. She was selected by the Burlington Barracudas. Prior to playing in the CWHL, Riggs competed with the TELUS Lightning in the National Women’s Hockey League. On July 21, 2011, Riggs was traded to the Brampton Thunder with Burlington’s fourth overall pick for Delaney Collins and Mandy Cole.