Regina leads Canada West women’s hockey all-star and all-rookie charge

Regina leads Canada West women’s hockey all-star and all-rookie charge

Evan Daum, Canada West Communications

NEW WESTMINSTER – Four Regina Cougars were honoured Monday, as Canada West Universities Athletic Association unveiled the 2015-16 women’s hockey all-stars and all-rookies. 

The Cougars, who suffered a hard-fought three-game series loss to UBC over the weekend in the conference semis, earned two spots on the conference’s first all-star team, as goalie Toni Ross and forward Kylie Gavelin cracked the top squad.

Regina also landed two players on the second all-star team, with defencemen Alexis Larson and forward Jaycee Magwood making the team. 

Magwood, a rookie from Killarney, Man., was also named to the all-rookie team, making her the lone rookie in either Canada West men’s or women’s hockey to earn dual honours.

All told, seven Canada West teams landed a player on one of the three teams, which were voted on by the conference’s eight coaches, who also voted on the women’s hockey major awards (announcement Wednesday, March 2). 

This weekend the UBC Thunderbirds and University of Manitoba Bisons clash in the best-of-three Canada West Women’s Hockey Final, which opens Friday night at Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Arena. 

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

The winner of this weekend’s conference final joins the host University of Calgary Dinos and their Canada West first team all-stars Iya Gavrilova and Sasha Vafina at the CIS women’s hockey nationals, March 17-20 at Winsport. 

For more information on the 2016 CIS women’s hockey nationals, click here.

 

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

Name / Position / University / Year / Hometown 

Toni Ross / Goalie / University of Regina / 5th / Verwood, SK

Julia Flinton / Defencemen / University of Saskatchewan / 5th / Williams Lake, BC

Jocelyn Sabourin / Defencemen / University of Lethbridge / 4th / Oxbow, SK

Iya Gavrilova / Forward / University of Calgary / 5th / Krasnoyarsk, Russia

Alexandra Vafina / Forward / University of Calgary / 3rd / Chelyabinsk, Russia

Kylie Gavelin / Forward / University of Regina / 4th / Mankota, SK

 

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

Name / Position / University / Year / Hometown

Lindsey Post / Goalie / University of Alberta / 4th / Chelsea, QC

Alexis Larson / Defencemen / University of Regina / 4th / Weyburn, SK

Kelly Murray / Defencemen / University of British Columbia / 4th / Medicine Hat, AB

Jaycee Magwood / Forward / University of Regina / 1st / Killarney, MB

Marley Ervine / Forward / University of Saskatchewan / 5th / Kindersley, SK

Rebecca Unrau / Forward / University of British Columbia / 5th / Humboldt, SK

 

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

Name / Position / University / Hometown

Alicia Anderson / Goalie / University of Lethbridge / Calgary, AB

Channia Alexander / Defencemen / Mount Royal University / Calgary, AB

Cayle Dillon / Defencemen / University of Alberta / Edmonton, AB

Jaycee Magwood / Forward / University of Regina / Killarney, MB

Alex Poznikoff / Forward / University of Alberta / Edmonton, AB

Mathea Fischer / Forward / University of British Columbia / 1st / Oslo Norway

 

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

Friday, March 4

Manitoba at UBC / 7:00 PM PST / CW Final Game 1

Saturday, March 5

Manitoba at UBC / 7:00 PM PST / CW Final Game 2

Sunday, March 6

Manitoba at UBC / 3:00 PM PST / 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.