Bortis Named Canada West All-Stars & Scoring Leader


February 28, 2013, Saskatoon, SK (ISN) – University of Saskatchewan Huskie men’s hockey forward Kyle Bortis was honoured by the Canada West Thursday by being named an all-star and scoring leader.

Bortis won the Dave “Sweeney” Schriner Scoring Trophy after leading the conference with 10 goals and 26 assists in 28 games. For his efforts, he was also named a Canada West First Team All-Star. It is his second straight selection as a conference all-star.

The fourth-year Agriculture & Bioresources student becomes the sixth Huskie in history to finish first in the Canada West scoring race. In his highlight reel season, Bortis was named the WHL-Graduate of the Month in October, as well as Canada West Athlete of the Week once.

“Kyle has really stepped up his game this year for our team,” said Huskie head coach Dave Adolph. “He has been one of our top performers every year for the past four seasons.”

In 2012-13, the Huskies finished second in the Canada West with a 19-8-1 record. After defeating the University of Manitoba Bisons in a conference semifinal series, the Huskies will travel to Edmonton to face the University of Alberta Golden Bears in the Canada West Final Friday.

Bortis is now eligible to be named a CIS All-Canadian at the 2013 CIS PotashCorp University Cup presented by Coop hosted by the University of Saskatchewan March 14-17.