13 Nov

Stephanie Nugent

It is with sad hearts that we would like to inform the WORA community of the passing of long-time coach Stephanie (Steph) Nugent on November 11th after a long battle with cancer.

Steph had been coaching WORA teams from the first year her daughter, Carmen, took to the ice in U8. From then on you were pretty much guaranteed to see Steph behind a bench with her black mitts on teaching girls the finer points of ringette, what to pay attention to during a game, and most importantly, how to stay calm and enjoy the sport she loved to teach.

Even when she was going through treatments, Steph was ever-present for the girls she coached over the years at both the regional and competitive levels at the many power skating sessions, practices, games, tournaments, and provincials.

She is survived by her husband John and daughter Carmen (U19).