Win, win, win
The Dinos women’s hockey team must’ve taken a cue from the chant used to inspire the evil Hawks in the classic Disney movie the Mighty Ducks, and picked up their fourth win of the season Sun., Nov. 26.
The Dinos were led by stellar rookie goaltender Vanessa Frederick, who stopped 34 of 35 shots fired her way.
Currently, the Dinos sit tied for fourth with the SAIT Trojans, a team they play in both games before the start of the winter break. Game one goes Thur., Nov. 30 at SAIT arena, and game two goes Fri., Dec. 1 at the Olympic Oval.
The basketball teams got a cold reception in Edmonton. Not only did the men’s team drop both games against the University of Alberta Golden Bears by a combined score of 194-149, they did not have the benefit of a heated bus for the long ride back to Calgary. The team now moves on to a weekend trip to Saskatoon to play the Uni
versity of Saskatchewan Huskies Dec. 1-2. Hopefully the team will have heaters on the bus for this trip, or at least dress warmly enough so they don’t show up in Saskatoon as dinosicles.
The Huskies are currently 4-4 in conference play, compared to the Dinos who are 3-5. Both teams are 1-3 in their last four games.
Rookie of the Year
Dinos quarterback Dalin Tollestrup won the Peter Gorman Trophy as the Canadian Interuniversity Sport rookie of the year at a ceremony in Saskatoon during the Vanier Cup festivities. The 18-year-old freshman completed 147 of 280 passes for 1941 yards, six touchdowns and 11 interceptions while leading the team to a 2-6 record.
Tollestrup was named the CIS offensive player of the week for his part in the 39-7 whitewashing of the Simon Fraser University Clan Oct. 28. He completed 32 of 50 passes for 462 yards.
Tollestrup’s Gorman win is the first time a Dino has won a major CIS football award since Lincoln Blumell won the Russ Jackson Award for athletics, academics, community service and leadership.