The 2010-11 Canada West women’s hockey all-star teams and post-season honours were announced by the conference on Wednesday, February 23. The University of Manitoba Bisons had three players honoured for their efforts.
Bison women’s hockey forward Addie Miles, defenceman Caitlin MacDonald and goaltender Tara Lacquette were all named as a 2010-11 Canada West Second Team All-Stars. This is the third consecutive conference all-star honour for Miles while the second time for MacDonald and first all-star selection for Lacquette.
Miles, 21, has had amazing season not only in the conference but also at the international level. The Winnipeg native was the team top scorer for the fourth consecutive season and was tied for tenth in the Canada West scoring with 19 points (nine goals, ten assists) despite missing four conference games in 2010-11 conference regular season. She missed as she played for Team Canada and won gold at the 2011 Winter Universiade in Erzurum, Turkey during late January. In her four year career, Miles was a second team all-star in 2009-10, first team all-star in 2008-09 and Canada West Rookie of the Year and All-Rookie Team in the 2007-08 season.
MacDonald, 18, followed her stunning rookie campaign last season and earned her second consecutive conference selection in her sophomore season. The Winnipeg native was the team top defenceman, fourth among Canada West defenceman and eighth on the Bison in scoring with ten points (3g, 7a) in 23 of 24 conference regular season games this season. Last season, MacDonald was 2009-10 CIS and Canada West Rookie of the Year plus conference first team all-star.
Lacquette, 19, began her second season with the Bisons and earned the starting goaltender role while capturing her first conference all-star selection in the 2010-11 season. Lacquette played in 17 of 24 conference regular season games and was fourth in Canada West with a 1.66 Goals Against Average, fourth with three conference shutouts, tied for third in Canada West with nine wins and fifth in conference with .920 Save Percentage in the 2010-11 season.
“All three players are deserving of this conference recognition, “ stated Bison women’s hockey head coach Jon Rempel. “They have all been an instrumental part of our success during this season.”
Bison women’s hockey notes: The No. 6 ranked Bisons (16-5-3 in regular season and 2-0 playoffs) play in the 2011 Canada West Final on the road against the no. 4 ranked Alberta Pandas (17-4-3 and 2-0 playoffs) starting on Friday, February 25 at 8 p.m. CT, game two on Sat., Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. CT and game three (if necessary) on Sun., Feb. 27 at 3 p.m. CT. For this season, there is two CIS Championship berths for Canada West and both have earned a berth into the 2011 CIS Women’s Hockey National Championship at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, ON running from March 10-13.
The Canada West Final playoff series will be available via webcasting from Edmonton, AB. For game one at: http://ssncanada.ca/game/2539/ while game two at: http://ssncanada.ca/game/2540/ and game three at: http://ssncanada.ca/game/2541/