Three stars of the week: Hockey stars shine bright

Three stars of the week: Hockey stars shine bright

Canada West Communications

Highlights:

  • Regina men’s hockey forward Tristan Frei is the male first star of the week after a six-point weekend
  • Kathleen Cahoon is the female first star of the week after a pair of goal and assist efforts at home for the UBC women’s hockey squad
  • Also earning star honours this week were: UBC’s Conor Morgan (male second star), Calgary’s Laura McManes (female second star), Lethbridge’s Mitch Maxwell (male third star), and Saskatchewan’s Lauren Zary (female third star)

NEW WESTMINSTER – A big weekend from a pair of hockey players highlights this week’s Canada West three stars, as Regina’s Tristan Frei and UBC’s Kathleen Cahoon earned first star honours.

Frei, who is in his first season with the Cougars after three years in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, notched a combined three goals and three assists over the weekend in a home sweep of the UBC Thunderbirds.

The rookie now has 10 points in 12 games for Regina, who pulled to within two points of UBC in the standings with the victories.

Cahoon had another big weekend for the T-Birds, as they swept Regina in Vancouver. The veteran forward, who is tied for third in Canada West women’s scoring with 12 points, recorded a pair of two-point games – a goal and an assist each night. UBC picked up their conference leading 10th and 11th wins.

Also earning star honours this week were: UBC’s Conor Morgan (male second star), Calgary’s Laura McManes (female second star), Lethbridge’s Mitch Maxwell (male third star), and Saskatchewan’s Lauren Zary (female third star).

 

Male first star – Tristan Frei

Regina Cougars hockey

1st-year

Regina, Sask.

Education 

Game log: Friday, November 18 – two goals and two assists in 6-1W vs. UBC / Saturday, November 19 – one goal and an assist in 4-3W vs. UBC.

Tristan Frei exploded for four points in a 6-1 win over the UBC Thunderbirds at The Co-operators Centre on Friday night. Frei assisted on Cody Fowlie’s goal early in the first period and scored what would eventually be the game-winning marker early in the second, banging in a rebound off a Fowlie shot.

The rookie forward beat Matt Hewitt for the second time just two and a half minutes later, streaking down the middle of the ice and deflecting in a beautiful pass from Colton Sparrow. Frei added another assist on Tyler King’s second of the season late in the third to pick up his fourth point of the night and match his season point total.

The Regina product picked up right where he left off on Saturday evening, helping the Cougars to a 4-3 win as he assisted on a J.J. Coleshaw goal and scored what would be the game-winner midway through the third.

Frei and the Cougars will look to carry their momentum forward as they hit the road to face off against the Calgary Dinos this weekend.

 

Female first star – Kathleen Cahoon

UBC Thunderbirds hockey

4th-year

Calgary, Alta.

Forestry

Game log: Friday, November 18 – goal and an assist in 4-1W vs. Regina / Saturday, November 19 – goal and an assist in 3-2W vs. Regina.

Kathleen Cahoon recorded a four-point weekend to help her top-ranked UBC Thunderbirds to a sweep of the Regina Cougars, which extended the team’s winning streak to 10 games.

Cahoon assisted on the game-winner and then added an insurance empty-net goal in UBC’s 4-1 triumph over Regina on Friday at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre in Vancouver.

Cahoon got the assist on the opening goal of Saturday’s game, then scored the game winner at 17:21 of the third period on the power play to give UBC a 3-2 win.

The fourth-year forward is now tied for third in Canada West scoring with 12 points in 12 games. UBC plays at Mount Royal this weekend.

 

Male second star – Conor Morgan

UBC Thunderbirds basketball

Forward

4th-year

Victoria, B.C.

Kinesiology

Game log: Friday, November 18 – 35 points and 11 rebounds in 96-89W vs. Manitoba / Saturday, November 19 – 22 points, seven rebounds in 75-72W vs. Manitoba.

UBC Thunderbirds forward Conor Morgan had an outstanding 57-point, 18-rebound weekend in leading his team to a home sweep of the Manitoba Bisons in Vancouver.

Morgan scored a career-high 35 points against the Bisons in Friday’s series opener, making 12 of his 17 field goal attempts, including three of his five from beyond the arc. In addition, Morgan also led all players in the game with 11 rebounds.

On Saturday, Morgan had a game-high 22 points as UBC won its fourth straight league game, and grabbed seven rebounds.

Over the course of the weekend, he went 19-for-28 from the field and 16-of-18 from the foul line. Morgan is now second in Canada West in points per game scoring, with an average of 21.5 points. At 66 per cent, he is also second in the conference in field goal percentage. 

The Thunderbirds (4-0) will play a home-and-home series against Victoria this weekend, with the opener on Vancouver Island, before a Sunday matchup at War Memorial Gym.

 

Female second star – Laura McManes

Calgary Dinos volleyball

Outside hitter

4th-year

Winnipeg, Man.

Kinesiology

Game log: Friday, November 18 – 11 kills, nine digs and 13.5 points in 3-1W @ Brandon / Saturday, November 19 – 14 kills, four digs and 14.5 points in 3-1W @ Brandon.

The No. 6 University of Calgary women’s volleyball team extended their win streak to five games with a sweep of the Brandon Bobcats over the weekend.

Team captain Laura McManes was a key offensive factor in both games. On Friday night, the fourth-year outside hitter recorded 11 kills and nine digs and added another 2.5 blocks to her totals. The following night, the Kinesiology major scored a team-high 14 kills in the match and added four digs.

The Dinos will now play a home-and-home series with the Mount Royal Cougars. The first game of the doubleheader goes on Thursday night in Jack Simpson Gym and the series finishes on Saturday at Kenyon Court in the latest installment of the Crowchild Classic.

 

Male third star – Mitch Maxwell

Lethbridge Pronghorns hockey

Right wing

4th-year

Magrath, Alta.

Arts/Education

Game log: Friday, November 18 – two assists in a 3-2W vs. Mount Royal / Saturday, November 19 – goal and two assists in 4-1W @ Mount Royal. 

Fourth-year right winger Mitch Maxwell combined for five points to lead the Lethbridge Pronghorn men's hockey team to a weekend sweep of the U Sports No. 6-ranked Mount Royal Cougars in a home-and-home series.

It was the first sweep of the season for the Pronghorns, as they moved their record back above .500 at 5-4-3.

In Friday’s opener in Lethbridge, the Magrath, Alberta product notched two assists in the ‘Horns 3-2 win, including setting up the game-winner by Conner Sanvido four minutes into the third period.

The next night in Calgary, Maxwell assisted on two more Pronghorn goals and scored the insurance goal in the ‘Horns 4-1 win. 

On the season, Maxwell is third in team scoring with a goal and eight assists for nine points and is a plus five.

The ‘Horns face another nationally ranked team this weekend, hosting the U Sports No. 3 Alberta Golden Bears. Puck drop is slated for 7:00PM both Friday and Saturday night at Nicholas Sheran Arena.

 

Female third star – Lauren Zary

Saskatchewan Huskies hockey

Forward

5th-year

Saskatoon, Sask.

Mechanical Engineering 

Game log: Friday, November 18 – goal and three assists in 5-3W vs. Calgary / Saturday, November 19 – +1 in 2-0W vs. Calgary. 

Fifth-year University of Saskatchewan captain Lauren Zary led her team to a sweep of the Calgary Dinos at home on the weekend.

In Friday’s comeback 5-3 win, the Mechanical Engineering student recorded one goal and three assists. Zary tallied assists on the Huskies’ first, second and fifth goals of the game. She scored short-handed at 6:40 in the third period. It was the third of three Huskies’ goals in the first six minutes of the period. A night later in a 2-0 win, she was +1.

Zary and the No. 9 Huskies host the Manitoba Bisons on the weekend.