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Defenceman Makes Bison Hockey History with CIS Honours

March 10, 2010 10:02 PM | Sports

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.

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