Female First Star: Kaitlin Willoughby, Saskatchewan Huskies, Hockey

Female First Star: Kaitlin Willoughby, Saskatchewan Huskies, Hockey

Female first star – Kaitlin Willoughby

Saskatchewan Huskies hockey

Forward

4th-year

Prince Albert, Sask.

Arts & Science

Game log: Friday, February 17 – three goals in a 4-3 W vs. Regina / Saturday, February 18 – one goal in 2-1 W vs. Regina. 

Fourth-year University of Saskatchewan forward Kaitlin Willoughby helped the Huskies to a sweep of the provincial rival University of Regina Cougars over the weekend, scoring four goals in the Canada West best-of-three women’s hockey quarter-finals.

The Arts & Science student from Prince Albert, Sask., netted a hat trick in the 4-3 Game 1 victory on Friday night. Willoughby scored at 48 seconds and 7:32 in the second period, as well as 6:52 in the third for the hat trick. A night later in a 2-1 win, Willoughby scored the game-winner at 16:25 in the third. 

The Huskies will now face the UBC Thunderbirds in a semifinal series in Vancouver.  Saskatchewan is the only team to defeat the T-Birds twice in the 2016-17 regular season.