Men’s third star – Luke Philp
Alberta Golden Bears hockey
Game log: Friday, Oct. 6 – Four assists in 7-0 W vs. Mount Royal / Saturday, Oct. 7 – two assists in 5-1 W @ Mount Royal.
Sophomore University of Alberta Golden Bears forward Luke Philp is the Canada West men’s third star following his six-point performance on opening weekend.
Pegged as head coach Serge Lajoie’s 2017-18 player to watch, the Golden Bears sophomore took little time proving why, recording six assists in the Bears opening weekend sweep over the Mount Royal Cougars.
Philp was easily the best player on the ice in Friday night’s 7-0 win over the Cougars. The Canmore, Alta. native recorded a career-high four assists, including setting up each of the Golden Bears first three goals, highlighted by a two-on-none shorthanded breakaway, which was finished off by Jamie Crooks.
Philp was just as strong on Saturday in Calgary, adding another two assists in the Bears 5-1 win over Mount Royal. His six points are the most in Canada West after two conference games, while his +6 rating is also a conference-high.
Philp and the undefeated Golden Bears will be back at Clare Drake Arena this weekend, as they host the 1-1 Manitoba Bisons on Friday and Saturday night.