The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis.

Huskies of the year: Celebrating the success of last semester

By in Sports & Health
University of Saskatchewan Huskies guard Brianna Fehr dribbles the ball during the third quarter of the U Sports Canada West women’s basketball game against the University of Northern British Columbia Timberwolves at the Physical Activity Complex in Saskatoon on Nov. 30, 2018.

It was an exciting fall term for Huskie Athletics. Between the end of the football season that kept everyone on the edge of their seats and the beginning of a promising hockey season the season behind us warrants an extra look through.

The men’s basketball team currently holds a 7-5 record and is currently in seventh place out of 17 teams in Canada West. One notable athlete on the team this season is guard Lawrence Moore, a fifth-year arts and science student from Chicago, Illinois. With 20.7, he has the second highest number of average points per game so far this season in Canada West.

The women’s basketball team has had a stellar start to their season so far as they currently hold a 10-2 record and are sitting in first place overall in Canada West. Brianna Fehr, a third-year kinesiology student from Calgary and guard for the team, currently has a 3-point percentage of 44.8, which is the fourth highest in all of Canada West.

Ashley de Sousa Martins, a first-year arts and science student from Saskatoon, has also had a notable season as forward thus far as she has a field goal shooting percentage of 58.5, which is the highest on the team.

The cross-country team wrapped up their season with nationals on Nov. 10 in Kingston, Ont. Courtney Hufsmith, a third-year business student from Saskatoon, performed admirably at nationals as she clocked a time 29:00.4, receiving bronze in Canada West and 11th overall in the country.

U of S Huskies quarterback Kyle Siemens runs the ball downfield during the third quarter of the U Sports Canada West football game against the University of Manitoba Bisons at the Griffiths Stadium in Nutrien Park in Saskatoon on Oct. 20, 2018.

The Huskies football team finished third overall in Canada West with a record of 5-3 and went to the national semifinals where they ultimately fell to the Western Mustangs. Quarterback Kyle Siemens, a fifth-year kinesiology student from Saskatoon, had the fifth highest passing yards per game with 264.6 and tied for the second highest number of touchdowns in all of Canada West with 16.

Running back Colton Klassen, a third-year arts and science student from Saskatoon, also had a tremendous season as he had the highest number of receiving touchdowns in Canada West with eight. Finally, defensive lineman Tristian Koronkiewicz, a fifth-year education student from Regina, achieved the highest number of defensive sacks in Canada West with seven.

U of S Huskies forward Nikolas Baikas dribbles the ball past Mount Royal University Cougars midfielder Tyson Chantani during the first half of the U Sports Canada West men’s soccer playoff game at Griffiths Stadium in Nutrien Park in Saskatoon on Oct. 19, 2018.

The men’s soccer team finished their season in second place in the Canada West Prairie Division with a record of 6-6-2. Forwards Nikolas Baikas, a first-year arts and science student from Saskatoon, and Tyler Redl, a fifth-year business student from Saskatoon, share the highest score on the team this season with four goals each. Baikas also has the third highest number of assists in Canada West with six in total.

The women’s soccer team finished in fifth place in the Prairie Division — with four wins, six losses and four ties. Forward Cassidy Hayward, a first-year arts and science student from Saskatoon, and midfielder Payton Izsak, a first-year kinesiology student from Prince Albert, both had four goals and one assist each.

The men’s volleyball team has six wins and six losses so far this season, putting them in sixth place overall in Canada West. Middle Daulton Sinoski, a fourth-year education student from Prince Albert, has 1.33 blocks per set, which is the third highest in Canada West.  

The women’s volleyball team is currently sitting in 10th place in Canada West with four wins and eight losses. Outside hitter Emily Koshinsky, a third-year kinesiology student from Jansen, has the fourth highest number of kills in Canada West with 162.

U of S Huskies defencewoman Leah Bohlken skates into the hockey rink during during player introductionof the U Sports Canada West women’s hockey home opener against the University of Alberta Pandas at the Merlis Belsher Spectator Arena in Saskatoon on Oct. 5, 2018.

The men’s hockey team is in the middle of an exceptional season as they sit in first place atop Canada West with 14 wins and two losses. Carson Stadnyk, a third-year business student from Saskatoon, has been leading his team as forward with eight goals and 11 assists so far this season, giving him 19 points — making him the highest scoring Huskie and third in Canada West overall.

Fellow forward Kohl Bauml, a fourth-year business student from Saskatoon, has also had a great season so far with five goals and 12 assists so far this season, earning him 17 points and sixth place in Canada West.

The women’s hockey team is currently in fourth place in Canada West with nine wins and seven losses. Bailee Bourassa, a third-year nursing student from Weyburn, has had a great season as forward with four goals and six assists so far, putting her in 11th place for total points in Canada West and first place for total points on the U of S women’s team with 10.

Defence Leah Bohlken, a fourth-year arts and science student from Moose Jaw, has also had a notable season with five goals and three assists so far.

Needless to say, it has been a successful season for all of the Huskie teams so far, and by the looks of it, the teams have a lot in store for the remainder of the season.

Kim Mabee

Photos: Heywood Yu

Latest from Sports & Health

The Sheaf Workouts

Running away from the rundown It’s finals season, baby, and you know
Go to Top