Campus Life

Day Chief sparking Horns men's hockey

Winston Day Chief helped the Pronghorns men's hockey team remain in the hunt for a plyoff spot while Kailey McMaster did her best to assist the women's hockey team against one of the top teams in the country. for their efforts, Day Chief and McMaster earned honours as Subway Pronghorn Athletes of the Week.

Since joining the Horns after the Christmas break, forward Winston Day Chief has had an immediate impact and been a key component in the Horns playing themselves back into post-season contention.

This past weekend in Edmonton, Day Chief recorded six points in the Horns' weekend split with the CIS second ranked Alberta Golden Bears.

Friday night, Day Chief registered a career high four points (all assists) in the Horns' 8-6 loss to the Bears. He also recorded three shots on goal and was a plus-4.

The next night, in the Horns' 5-4 victory, Day Chief scored once and added an assist, while registering another five shots on goal.

In eight games with the Horns, he has accumulated two goals and eight assists and has helped the Horns to a 6-2 record since the start of the new year.

Fifth-year goaltender Kailey McMaster, despite dropping both games to the CIS third ranked Alberta Pandas, stood tall in the Horns' goal, turning away 88 of the 96 shots she faced.

Friday night, McMaster kept the Horns in the game all night, stopping 41 of 45 Panda shots in a 4-3 loss.

On Saturday night, she was once again stellar in the Horns' goal with 47 saves in a 5-1 loss to the conference's top offensive team.

On the season, McMaster sits fifth in the conference in save percentage at 0.906 and sixth in goals against average at 2.92 per game.