Alberta Pandas forward Alex Poznikoff earns top U Sports player award

CHARLOTTETOWN – Alberta Pandas forward Alex Poznikoff has been named the U Sports women’s hockey player of the year.

The Edmonton native received the Broderick Trophy on Wednesday night as national championship week kicked off.

Poznikoff led the country with 37 points this season.

"Alex is the linchpin of the Pandas hockey team right now, and has been integral to the success that we’ve experienced as a team this season," Alberta head coach Howie Draper said in a statement.

Draper also was on the victory podium after being named coach of the year.

Ryerson Rams forward Erika Crouse was picked as rookie of the year, while York Lions forward received the Marion Hilliard Award for student-athlete community service.

Alberta forward Luke Philp earns top player award in U Sports men’s hockey

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – Alberta Golden Bears forward Luke Philp has been named player of the year in U Sports men’s hockey.

The native of Canmore, Alta., received the Senator Joseph A. Sullivan Trophy on Wednesday night as national championship week kicked off.

Philp led the Canada West conference in scoring for the second season in a row. He picked up 45 points in 24 games this season.

"Winning the Canada West scoring title two years in a row, especially this year when he missed four games due to injury, and still scored 21 goals, speaks for itself," Alberta head coach Ian Herbers said in a statement. "Luke is an excellent leader on our team and a clutch performer. He has produced in all situations, and been the most reliable and consistent player in the conference this season."

Moncton goalie Etienne Montpetit was named rookie of the year, Alberta blue-liner Jason Fram was chosen as defenceman of the year, while Saskatchewan netminder Taran Kozun was goaltender of the year.

Ottawa forward Brendan Jacome was named most sportsmanlike player and Gee-Gees coach Patrick Grandmaitre was coach of the year.

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