ANTIGONISH, N.S. - Canadian Interuniversity Athletics (CIS) is pleased to announce the 2008-09 women’s hockey All-Canadians and major award winners. The Golden Hawks received two all-Canadian awards.
Andrea Bevan was named to the first all-Canadian team while Assistant captain Andrea Ironside was named to the second all-Canadian team.
“Andrea Bevan has worked very hard to finish her career as an all-Canadian and it is a very deserving award,” commented head coach RICK OSBORNE on Laurier’s award winners. “I am thrilled to see Andrea Ironside get national recognition, she has been a warrior for our team her whole career.”
Team captain Andrea Bevan received her third CIS first team all-Canadian award this week after leading all defencemen in Ontario in scoring with 25 points. The fifth year player is a four time provincial champion and won the national championship in 2004-05. Bevan has now represented her country twice, once with the U-22 team in Germany in 2008 and once with the FISU games in China. She logs 35 or more minutes per game for the Hawks while anchoring the penalty kill and quarterbacking the power play.
Forward Andrea Ironside, a teammate of Andrea Bevan's on team Canada at the FISU games in China, received her first CIS second team all-Canadian award after being named to the second twice. The kinesiology major led the Golden Hawks in both goals (15) and points (33). She was tied for first in the province in scoring and was fourth in goals scored.
The 2009 CIS women's hockey championship, hosted by St. Francis Xavier University, gets under way Thursday and concludes Sunday with the gold-medal final set for 8 p.m. Atlantic Time. The championship match can be seen on The Score television network (two-hour tape delay to 10 p.m. Atlantic), while SSN Canada will webcast all nine games from the tournament.
Laurier will open the championship against the Ottawa Gee Gee's on Thursday, March 20 at 3:00 p.m. EST.