Female first star – Lindsey Post
Alberta Pandas hockey
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Tournament log: Friday, March 17 – 20 saves in 2-1 W vs. Saint Mary’s in national QF / Saturday, March 18 – 12 saves in 6-2 W vs. Concordia in national SF / Sunday, March 19 – 40 saves in 2-1 2OT W vs. McGill in national final.
Fifth-year University of Alberta Pandas goalie Lindsey Post is the Canada West first star of the week after backstopping the Pandas to their eighth U SPORTS national championship, this past weekend in Napanee, Ont.
Post made 72 saves in three games, including turning aside an incredible 40 shots in the championship final, helping the Pandas earn their first national title since 2010. For her efforts, Post was named the U SPORTS Women’s Hockey Championship MVP.
Entering the tournament as the No. 6 seed, Alberta had to get past a tough Saint Mary’s squad in the quarter-final, which they did thanks to 20 saves by the fifth-year goalie. That was also her first win at nationals, after going 0-2 in four years previous with Alberta.
The Chelsea, Que. product followed that up with another strong performance in the semifinal, turning aside 12 Concordia shots en route to a dominant 6-2 win.
Sunday’s final, however, was arguably the best game of Post’s varsity career. Post turned aside 40 of 41 shots, including a handful of outstanding stops in overtime, as Alberta captured the Golden Path Trophy in double overtime over McGill. Alberta’s eight U SPORTS championships are the most in history, and have all come under the guidance of head coach Howie Draper.