U SPORTS MHKY: The Stampede of Recruiting

Vancouver, BC- 182 days. The number of days until Jan.1, that’s the earliest point U SPORTS hockey could resume, but the extended offseason hasn’t left teams shy in recruiting.   A few days ago, 49 Sports took a look at all the recruits in the bottom half of Canada West conference, and today we bring you Part 2 of 3, taking a look at the two … Continue reading U SPORTS MHKY: The Stampede of Recruiting

U SPORTS WHKY: Carabins’ Duvin Goes Pro, Avoids North American Women’s Hockey

Vancouver, BC- Estelle Duvin has avoided the contentious state that is North American women’s hockey. The former University of Montreal Carabin has turned pro but has not chosen the National Women’s Hockey League or the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association. She’s avoided it all, and chosen to play in Europe, with TPS Turku of the Finish women’s pro league.  Duvin was born in France and … Continue reading U SPORTS WHKY: Carabins’ Duvin Goes Pro, Avoids North American Women’s Hockey

U SPORTS WHKY: Trinity Western add Canadian International Sarah Potomak to Coaching Staff

Vancouver, BC- Talk about an off-season.  The Trinity Western women’s hockey team may have played this past season, but their jump to U SPORTS is proving to be massive. Head coach Jean Laforest has built the program for success since taking over last season, and this past week, the team added a shiny new piece to their puzzle.  Sarah Potomak, a Canadian international and former … Continue reading U SPORTS WHKY: Trinity Western add Canadian International Sarah Potomak to Coaching Staff

Women’s Hockey: McGill’s Daoust represents U Sports in NHL All-Star Weekend, showcasing women’s hockey

2020 isn’t even a month old and women’s hockey has already made great strides towards a better future. A year after Kendall Coyne-Schofield, Renata Fast, Rebecca Johnston and Brianna Decker made history appearing at the 2019 All-Star Game, the spotlight will once again shine on women’s hockey at the 2020 festivities. When St. Louis hosts All-Star weekend January 24th and 25th, the regular competitions will … Continue reading Women’s Hockey: McGill’s Daoust represents U Sports in NHL All-Star Weekend, showcasing women’s hockey

U Sports: Skills, shots and other plays of the week in Canada

Athletes are talented, especially the ones who have made it to the elite levels of the game.  U Sports is one of those levels, but the talent is often overlooked. However, that’s not to say that the unbelievable doesn’t happen. In this column, 49 sports will go into the shots, goals and other plays of the week as well as the more “off-script” events which … Continue reading U Sports: Skills, shots and other plays of the week in Canada

NCAA Hockey: Jacob Bernard-Docker Putting The Work In Abroad At World Juniors

Jacob Bernard-Docker has been highly spoken of since being drafted to Ottawa and since his selection, his progress has increased while playing for the University of North Dakota. Currently in his second season with the Fighting Hawks of the NCAA, the 19-year-old defensemen has scored three goals and 11 assists in 17 games played. Last season, he scored five goals and 12 assists in 36 … Continue reading NCAA Hockey: Jacob Bernard-Docker Putting The Work In Abroad At World Juniors

NCAA Hockey: The key NCAA defensmen to keep the puck away from America’s net

Team USA boasts one of the best defensive groups of all the teams participating in the 2020 World Junior Hockey Championship. Consisting of top NHL prospects and notable college standouts, the Americans have a perfect combination of youth and experience on the blueline. With most defenseman standing well over six-foot-three, the Americans have already established their defensive agenda; play physical. In the second installment of … Continue reading NCAA Hockey: The key NCAA defensmen to keep the puck away from America’s net