Toronto, ON - Last night at the women’s hockey banquet, Ontario University Athletics (OUA) released the 2004-2005 women’s hockey all-stars and major award winners.
Goaltender Cindy Eadie
(Brantford, ON) and Head Coach RICK OSBORNE
(Mississauga, ON) were honoured with major awards as Eadie took the League’s Most Valuable Player title and Osborne the West Coach of the Year. Osborne, a Team Canada evaluator, led the Hawks to a 17-2-2-1 record and a number two ranking in the nation.
Eadie first received the League MVP honour back in 2001. The fourth year goaltender had an outstanding season between the pipes, posting an OUA record of 10 shutouts in a single season. The three-time OUA all-star led the league in goals against averaged at 0.72 and a 0.96 save percentage. Eadie also received the Top Goaltender award for the second time in her three-year career. The two-sport athlete missed the 03/04 season of OUA hockey as a result of her commitment to the Canadian women's softball team that finished fifth at the 2004 Athens Olympics.
Three other Hawks were honoured being named to All-Star teams. Laurier’s representatives on the OUA First-Team are Hawk Captain Ashley Stephenson
(Mississauga, ON), winger Laurissa Kenworthy
(Newmarket, ON) in addition to Eadie, while Fiona Aiston
(Ottawa, ON) was selected for the second team.
The Golden Hawks (#1 in West) open their post season this afternoon at Varsity Arena in Toronto when they play the Brock Badgers (#2 East). Game time is set for 4PM. The Hawks have defeated the Badgers all three times they met this season.
The Gold medal game takes place on Saturday at 8PM and will also be televised live by Rogers Television. The bronze match is at 4PM.
Wilfrid Laurier has medaled every year since entering OUA competition and has won three provincial championships – in 1998/99, 2001/02 and 2003/04.