Huskies, Bears highlight Canada West men’s hockey all-stars and all-rookies

Huskies, Bears highlight Canada West men’s hockey all-stars and all-rookies

Evan Daum, Canada West Communications

NEW WESTMINSTER – With the University of Saskatchewan Huskies set to host the University of Alberta Golden Bears in the Canada West men’s hockey final, Canada West Universities Athletic Association is proud to announce the 2015-16 conference men’s hockey all-stars and all-rookies.

Canada West’s eight men’s hockey coaches voted on the all-stars and all-rookies, along with the conference’s major award winners, which will be unveiled Wednesday, March 2.

Leading the all-star charge this season are the Alberta Golden Bears, who landed five combined players on the two all-star teams. 

All five players from Alberta are fifth-year athletes, as Jordan Rowley (defencemen) and Kruise Reddick (forward) earned first team nods, while Thomas Carr (defencemen), Jordan Hickmott (forward), and Levko Koper landed on the second team. 

While Alberta landed the most all-stars, Saskatchewan also had five players honoured, as goaltender Jordon Cooke (first team all-star), defencemen Kendall McFaull (first team all-star), defencemen Jordon Fransoo (second team all-star), along with forwards Kohl Bauml and Levi Cable (all-rookie team) all earned recognition.

In total, all six Canada West playoff teams had at least one player honoured.

There will be no shortage of all-stars and all-rookies on display this weekend when the Huskies and Bears drop the puck on the conference best-of-three conference final at Rutherford Rink Friday night in the 18th conference final meeting between the storied rivals.

All Canada West final games can be seen live on Canadawest.tv 

After crowning a conference champion, both Saskatchewan and Alberta will head to Halifax for the CIS University Cup, which runs Thursday, March 17 through Sunday, March 20 at the Halifax Metro Centre.

 

2015-16 Canada West Men’s Hockey First All-Star Team

Name / Position / University / Year / Hometown

Jordon Cooke / Goalie / University of Saskatchewan / 2nd / Leduc, AB

Jordan Rowley / Defencemen / University of Alberta / 5th / Edmonton, AB

Kendall McFaull / Defencemen / University of Saskatchewan / 3rd / Rosetown, SK

Tyler Fiddler / Forward / Mount Royal University / 5th / Prince Albert, SK

Jordan DePape / Forward / University of Manitoba / 3rd / Winnipeg, MB

Kruise Reddick / Forward / University of Alberta / 5th / Manor, SK

 

2015-16 Canada West Men’s Hockey Second All-Star Team

Name / Position / University / Year / Hometown

Matt Hewitt / Goalie / University of British Columbia / 3rd / New Westminster, BC

Thomas Carr / Defencemen / University of Alberta / 5th / Edmonton, AB

Jordan Fransoo / Defencemen / University of Saskatchewan / 2nd / North Battleford, SK

Elgin Pearce / Forward / University of Calgary / 3rd / Port Coquitlam, BC

Jordan Hickmott / Forward / University of Alberta / 5th / Mission, BC

Levko Koper / Forward / University of Alberta / Edmonton, AB

 

2015-16 Canada West Men’s Hockey All-Rookie Team

Name / Position / University / Hometown

Colin Cooper / Goalie / Mount Royal University / Calgary, AB

Adam Henry / Defencemen / University of Manitoba / Winnipeg, MB

Jordan McNaughton / Defencemen / Mount Royal University / Komoka, ON

Kohl Bauml / Forward / University of Saskatchewan / Saskatoon, SK

Brett Stovin / Forward / University of Manitoba / Stony Mountain, AB

Levi Cable / Forward / University of Saskatchewan / Hudson Bay, SK

 

Canada West Men’s Hockey Final Schedule (best-of-three)

Friday, March 4

Alberta at Saskatchewan / 7:00 PM CST / CW Final Game 1

Saturday, March 5

Alberta at Saskatchewan / 7:00 PM CST / CW Final Game 2

Sunday, March 6

Alberta at Saskatchewan / 7:00 PM CST / CW Final Game 3 (if necessary)

 

About Canada West:

Canada West Universities Athletic Association is the premier university athletic conference in Canada, awarding a total of 19 conference championships annually in 11 different sports. With 17 members stretching from British Columbia to Manitoba, the conference is home to champion student-athletes that excel on the field, in the classroom, and in their communities.