The night before the U Sports University Cup three members of the Huskie Hockey team earned national recognition.
For a second year in a row Huskies goalie Jordon Cooke was named Canada’s goalie of the year. Cooke posted a 19-4-2 record, 1.94 goals-against average, and a .929 save during the 2016-17 season. The former Kelowna Rocket was the backbone of Saskatchewan’s tremendous season, which saw the Huskies claim the conference regular season title for a second straight season. The Leduc, Alta., product was also named to Canada’s team at the Spengler Cup in Switzerland over the holiday break. Cooke’s four shutouts this season tied the Canada West single-season record, and his seven career shutouts are the most among any active Canada West goalie.
In his 24th season behind the Huskies bench head coach Dave Adolph (pictured) was named U Sports coach of the year. It is the first time that Adolph has been named coach of the year at the national level. Adolph’s 421 career conference wins are the most all-time. During his tenure at Saskatchewan, Adolph has guided his team to 20 consecutive postseason appearances, six Canada West championship titles and 12 appearances at the University Cup, most recently finishing fourth.
Finally, Huskies defenceman Jesse Forsberg was named an All-Canadian. Forsberg was named Canada West defenceman of the year and had 11 goals and 27 points. The Huskies open up the University Cup tomorrow morning against York.