McGill hockey sniper Davidson and defender Moffatt merit CIS All-Canadian status

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Centre Gabrielle Davidson (left) and defenceman Kelsie Moffatt

Centre Gabrielle Davidson (left) and defenceman Kelsie Moffatt


CALGARY –  Forward Gabrielle Davidson and defenceman Kelsie Moffatt, both members of the McGill University Martlets, were named CIS second-team All-Canadians in women’s hockey, Wednesday night.
 
The dynamic duo gives McGill 35 All-Canadian awards since they were initiated in 1998 (see list below).

Davidson, a finance junior from Pte. Claire, Que., won the RSEQ league scoring crown and finished second in the nation with 19 goals and 39 points in 20 games. She scored or assisted on a whopping 45.8 per cent of McGill’s 85 goals, tallying six power-play markers, a pair of game-winners and two hat-tricks.

Moffatt, a physical education senior from Pickering, Ont., was the top-scoring blueliner in the RSEQ and tied for third-best in the country with 17 points, including a CIS-leading 14 assists for defencemen in 20 contests.

Other CIS award winners announced at the Sun Life Financial All-Canadian Banquet held at the Markin MacPhail Centre in Calgary were Iya Gavrilova, a three-time Olympian from Russia and a senior centre from the University of Calgary, ho was named the CIS player of the year, Manitoba forward Alanna Sharman, who was named the rookie of the year; Toronto goaltender Nicole Kesteris, who became a back-to-back recipient of the Marion Hilliard Award celebrating excellence in athletics, academics and community involvement; as well as Western’s Chris Higgins, who was voted the TIMEX coach of the year.
 
Joining player of the year Iya Gavrilova on the all-Canadia first unit were conference MVPs Ariane Barker of Montreal (16-16-32 in 17 GP) and Lisa Stathopulos of York (17-15-32 in 24 GP) on offence, Sarah Casorso of UBC (8-13-21 / +6 in 23 GP) and Kristen Barbara of York (7-13-20 in 24 GP) on defence, as well as Western goaltender Kelly Campbell (16-4 / 1.23 / .954).
 
Casorso (2014 first team), Campbell (2013 first) and Barbara (2012 all-rookie) had previously merited all-Canadian recognition.
 
Joining Davidson and Moffatt on the second CIS dream team for this season is comprised of AUS MVP Alex Normore from StFX (10-20-32 in 21 GP), fellow forward and Jessica Kampjes of Alberta (13-12-25 in 22 GP), rearguard Katelyn Gosling of Western (4-11-15 in 20 GP) and Alberta goalie Lindsey Post (20-7 / 1.18 / .940).
 
A former CIS rookie of the year, Normore accomplished a rare feat by earning her fifth all-Canadian selection in as many campaigns with the X-Women, including a pair of first-team nods (2014, 2012) and a trio of second-team mentions.
 
Gosling (2013 first team), Post (2014 second), Davidson (2013 all-rookie) and Kampjes (2013 all-rookie) had also been honoured by CIS in the past.  
 
In addition to Alanna Sharman, the 2014-15 all-rookie unit is made up of netminder Katherine Purchase of Concordia (5-6 / 1.07 / .959), defenders Zosia Davis of Nipissing (3-8-11 in 21 GP) and Erica Rieder of Manitoba (4-7-11 / +11 in 27 GP), as well as forwards Katryne Villeneuve of Moncton (14-10-24 in 24 GP) and Kaley Tienhaara of Nipissing (7-13-20 in 24 GP).
 
The CIS championship, hosted by the University of Calgary, gets underway on Thursday at the Markin MacPhail Centre and culminates on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. Mountain Time (8:30 p.m. Eastern) with the gold-medal final, live on Sportsnet 360 and Sportsnet ONE. Saturday’s semifinals are also televised live on Sportsnet ONE (3 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. Mountain) and all 12 games from the eight-team competition will be webcast on www.CIS-SIC.tv.

Championship website: http://english.cis-sic.ca/championships/wice/index

2014-2015 CIS WOMEN’S HOCKEY AWARDS & ALL-CANADIANS
 
Brodrick Trophy (player of the year): Iya Gavrilova, Calgary
Rookie of the year: Alanna Sharman, Manitoba
TIMEX Coach of the year: Chris Higgins, Western
Marion Hilliard Award (hockey, academics & community service): Nicole Kesteris, Toronto
 

First Team

 

Pos.     Athlete                                    University       Year    Hometown                  Academic Program

 
G         Kelly Campbell                        Western           4          St. Thomas, Ont.          Man. & Org. Studies
D         Sarah Casorso              UBC                5          Kelowna, B.C.             Arts     
D         Kristen Barbara                        York                4          Mount Hope, Ont.        Sociology
F          Iya Gavrilova               Calgary                        4          Krasnoyarsk, Russia    Arts     
F          Ariane Barker              Montreal          4          Napierville, Que.         Communication           s
F          Lisa Stathopulos          York                5          Toronto, Ont.               Kin. & Health Sciences           
 
Second Team
 
G         Lindsey Post                Alberta             3          Chelsea, Que.              Phys. Ed. & Recreation
D         Kelsie Moffatt             McGill             4          Pickering, Ont.             Physical & Health Ed. 
D         Katelyn Gosling           Western           4          London, Ont.               Social Sciences           
F          Gabrielle Davidson      McGill             3          Pointe Claire, Que.       Finance           
F          Alexa Normore                        StFX                5          Bedford, N.S.              Human Kinetics          
F          Jessica Kampjes           Alberta             3          Sturgeon County, Alta.            Native Studies 
 
All-Rookie Team
 
G         Katherine Purchase      Concordia        1          Halifax, N.S.                Accounting     
D         Zosia Davis                  Nipissing          1          Cobden, Ont.               Biology           
D         Erica Rieder                 Manitoba         1          Regina, Sask.               University 1    
F          Alanna Sharman          Manitoba         1          Teulon, Man.               Business         
F          Katryne Villeneuve      Moncton          1          Casselman, Ont.           Sport Management      
F          Kaley Tienhaara          Nipissing          1          Thunder Bay, Ont.       Physical & Health Ed. 
 
 

ALL-TIME LIST OF McGILL ALL-CANANADIANS
SEASON NAME TEAM
1998-99 Kim St-Pierre 1st
1999-00 Kim St-Pierre 1st
2000-01 Kim St-Pierre 1st
2001-02 Sophie Acheson 2nd
2002-03 Kim St-Pierre 1st
2003-04 Veronique Lapierre 2nd
2006-07 Charline Labonté 1st
2006-07 Catherine Ward 1st
2006-07 Vanessa Davidson 1st
2006-07 Christine Hartnoll 2nd
2007-08 Charline Labonté 1st
2007-08 Catherine Ward 1st
2007-08 Vanessa Davidson 1st
2007-08 Ann-Sophie Bettez 2nd
2008-09 Ann-Sophie Bettez 1st
2008-09 Charline Labonté 1st
2008-09 Catherine Ward 1st
2008-09 Cathy Chartrand 2nd
2008-09 Vanessa Davidson 2nd
2009-10 Ann-Sophie Bettez 1st
2009-10 Cathy Chartrand 1st
2009-10 Vanessa Davidson 2nd
2010-11 Charline Labonté 1st
2010-11 Cathy Chartrand 1st
2010-11 Ann-Sophie Bettez 2nd
2010-11 Gillian Ferrari 2nd
2011-12 Charline Labonté 1st
2011-12 Cathy Chartrand 1st
2011-12 Ann-Sophie Bettez 1st
2011-12 Melodie Daoust 2nd
2012-13 Melodie Daoust 1st
2012-13 Katia Clement-Heydra 2nd
2013-14 Katia Clement-Heydra 1st
2014-15 Gabrielle Davidson 2nd
2014-15 Kelsie Moffatt 2nd

For more information:
 
Earl Zukerman       
Communications Officer
McGill Athletics
514-398-7012

Michel Bélanger        
Communications & Media Relations
Canadian Interuniversity Sport
Off: (613) 562-5670 ext. 25
Cell: (613) 447-6334
belanger@universitysport.ca
 
Ben Matchett
Sports Information & Communications
University of Calgary
Off: 403-220-8143
Cell: 403-863-8143
ben.matchett@ucalgary.ca

 

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