Defenceman Makes Bison Hockey History with CIS Honours

Defenceman Makes Bison Hockey History with CIS Honours

Manitoba Bison hockey player Caitlin MacDonald is racking up the honours lately, with another one handed her way Wednesday.

The 17-year-old defenceman was named 2009-10 CIS Women’s Hockey Rookie of the Year and First Team All-Canadian. It’s the first time in Bison history that both honours have been awarded to a single player.

“Caitlin has had a tremendous first year in CIS and has made the transition from high school to university a seamless one,” said Bison women’s hockey head coach Jon Rempel. “Her ability to skate the game as well as shoot the puck with velocity and accuracy are impressive for a first-year player. Along with her natural offensive ability, Caitlin has worked very hard to make herself a better all around defensive player, a factor that has helped her overall game develop at a rapid pace.”

MacDonald was also named to Team Canada’s Women’s Hockey Under-18 Team earlier this month. photo