FIRST STAR, Lauryn Keen, Hockey

FIRST STAR, Lauryn Keen, Hockey

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Game log: Friday, Nov. 30 – 3G, 6 shots in 4-1 road win vs. Calgary / Saturday, Dec. 1 – goal, 4 shots in 3-2 road victory vs. Calgary.

In their last weekend series of the first half, the No. 2-ranked Bison women’s hockey team showed no signs of slowing down on the road in Calgary. The Herd won both games this weekend, as fifth-year forward Lauryn Keen exploded for four of the team’s seven goals. 

On Friday, the Manitou, Man. native notched a hat trick, the second for the Bisons this season after Jordyn Zacharias achieved it on Nov. 9. Keen scored her first goal fifteen minutes in, cleaning up a big rebound off a Karissa Kirkup slapshot to get Manitoba on the board. 

Keen followed that up with two power play goals in three minutes in the second period, deflecting a point shot on one and scoring on another rebound on the other. She finished plus-two in the 4-1 win.

On Saturday, Keen followed up her three-goal game with one more, scoring an unassisted shorthanded goal in the second period to put her team up 2-1. They would eventually win 3-2. 

Manitoba has now won ten of their last 12 games heading into the break. Keen, a student in the Faculty of Agriculture, leads the team in scoring and is third in Canada West with 17 points (8G-9A) and is averaging 1.06 points per contest.