Saskatchewan Huskies women's ice hockey

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Saskatchewan Huskies
Saskatchewan Huskies athletic logo
University University of Saskatchewan
Conference Canada West
Head coach Steve Kook
7th year, 65–79–0
Arena Rutherford Arena
Capacity: 700
Location Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Colors Green, white, and black

The Saskatchewan Huskies women's ice hockey team represents the University of Saskatchewan in Canadian Interuniversity Sport women's ice hockey.[1] They compete in the Canada West Universities Athletic Association Conference in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport athletic association. Home games are contested at the Rutherford Arena.


Women have been playing hockey at the University as early as 1912. During the 2009-10 season, Breanne George scored a conference-high 28 goals and 18 assists for a league-leading 46 points in 24 games. Fifth-year Huskies forward Julie Paetsch was named the 2011-12 Canada West women’s hockey Player of the Year. The Huskies alternate captain, Paetsch finished the season as the Canada West leader in scoring with 34 points. Her 14 goals and 20 assists were accumulated in 24 games as the Huskies enjoyed a won-loss record of 16-6-2. Her seven power play goals ranked third overall in the CIS, while her 113 shots led all CIS skaters. In ten contests, she had multiple point games, while logging three or more points on four separate occasions. It marked the second time in Saskatchewan history that a skater has been named Canada West MVP. Breanne George claimed the award in 2009-10. [2]

Kelsey Tulloch was the 2012 Canada West nominee for the Marion Hilliard Award. She accumulated eight points as the Huskies qualified for their fifth consecutive playoff appearance. Tulloch was named a four-time All-Academic, while representing her team on the Huskie Athletics Council.


Player Position Event Result
Breanne George[3] Forward 2011 Winter Universiade Gold

Awards and honours[edit]

  • Breanne George, 2010 Canada West scoring champion

Canada West All-Stars[edit]

Season Player Honour
1998-99 Joanna Mould Second team
1998-99 Gwen Bramwell Second team
2000-01 Beckie Bailey Second team
2001-02 Laurie Blair Second team
2001-02 Robin Nuttall Second team
2002-03 Misty Bertam First team
2002-03 Beckie Bailey Second team
2003-04 Laurie Alexander Second Team
2007-08 Robin Ulrich First team
2007-08 Vanessa Frederick Second team
2008-09 Robin Ulrich Second team
2008-09 Breanne George Second team
2008-09 Danny Stone All-Freshman Team
2009-10 Breanne George First Team
2009-10 Julie Paetsch Second Team
2010-11 Breanne George First team
2010-11 Cara Wooster Second team
2010-11 Kristin Bews Second team

Canada West awards[edit]

Season Award Winner
2002-03 Rookie of the Year Erin McKay
2002-03 Canada West Marion Hilliard Award Misty Bertram
2007-08 Canada West Marion Hilliard Award Robin Ulrich
2007-08 Coach of the Year Steve Kook
2009-10 Most Valuable Player Breanne George
2009-10 Canada West Coach of the Year Steve Kook

CIS honours[edit]

  • 2007, 2009, 2010 Canadian Interuniversity Sport Academic All-Canadian, Chelsea Purcell[4]
  • 2008 University of Saskatchewan Huskies Women's Hockey Alumni Award, Chelsea Purcell
  • Breanne George, 2010 CIS MVP[5]
  • 2010 CIS First Team, Forward, Breanne George
  • 2010 CIS Second Team, Julie Paetsch
  • 2011 CIS First Team, Forward, Breanne George[6]
  • Julie Paetsch, CIS First Team All-Star (2011-12)[7]

Notable alumni[edit]